Camamu Bay

Camamu Bay

Third largest bay in Brazil, surpassed only in size by the Todos os Santos Bay in Salvador and the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, the Camamu Bay its considered by many to be the most ecologically preserved bay in Brazil.

With an above average nautical potential, Camamu is known for the manufacture of wooden boats, and is considered by many, thanks to the Camamu construction site and various handmade yards in Cajaíba as one of the greatest, if not the largest, wooden boat shipyard in Latin America.

With a variety of islands and surrounded by mangroves and tiny deserted beaches, the Camamu Bay is perfect to be lazily wandered about. A schooner or fast boat will provide you with unique experiences.

At the reception in the Peninsula Beach Club Hotel, we will gladly arrange your boat or schooner ride.

The tour of the islands goes through five islands in the Camamu Bay: the Pedra Furada, the Coroa Vermelha, the Goio, the Ilha Grande and Sapinho island, where the tour stops for you to enjoy a variety of seafood snacks by the sea, under large mango trees, at the São Jorge restaurant, a simple but picturesque place where you will be very well served.

The ride to the Tremembé waterfall, the only one in Brazil that flows into the sea, is done by speedboat and it is a marvel to behold. Along the way, it goes through several small islands and villages of half a dozen houses with little churches by the sea and mangroves, and also passes through the city of Maraú, founded in the eighteenth century by Italian Capuchin friars. Reaching Tremembé, the boat stops right under the waterfall so you can refresh in the clean, fresh water. For lunch there’s the nearby Nilton and Ada’s restaurant, always attentive and friendly, which will give you the taste of a delicious Moqueca de Pitú (freshwater shrimp stew).