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"TIP OF THE CORRAL" AND THE CLAY CLIFFS OF GAMBOA

Departing from Morro de São Paulo by boat, we go to the deserted white sanded tip across the island, on the mainland, also known as Ponta the Corral. After that, the boat goes up the to clay cliffs of Gamboa.

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MORRO DE SÃO PAULO

Morro de São Paulo is a must for who wants to discover one of the most beautiful areas of Bahia's coast, Tinharé island (which inclues Garapuá and Biopeba). It is also one of the most desirable destination between New Year's Eve. and Carnival. A small cosmopolitan town full of surprises, five and a half miles form the hotel (15 minutes with the shuttle). Our shuttle comes and go several times a day and in the evening, so that you can enjoy shopping, restaurants and Morro's night life.

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WALK TO GAMBOA

Another typical fishermen village. Beaches with luxurioius vegetation, where you will find the famous pink clay baths, running down the cliff.

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SAIL BOAT RIDE

A nice ride over the surrounding sea, is available aboard a quiet and comfortable 60-foot catamaran.

HORSE RIDING

The Anima Hotel organizes horse rides in partnership with local residents, providing moments of tranquility and relaxation on the island with its beautiful fauna and flora. Among the options are a ride from the hotel until the 3rd beach, riding along one of the most beautiful beaches of the archipelago, whose passage still preserves much of its natural beauty. Also an option is going the opposite direction to the Garapuá beach. The entire paths are done in the company of an instructor. Horses are rented by the hour and the ride lasts as long as the guest wishes, and should be scheduled with a minimum of two hours in advance.

NATURAL POOLS

The "Enchanted Beach" is protected by a coral reef which forms, at low tide, natural pools between the corals. There, you'll be able to observe a wide variety of small colorful fish, as well as octopus and crayfish in their natural surroundings, and you will do so, practically without leaving the hotel!

GARAPUÁ VILLAGE

With a mile and a half of deserted beach, Garapuá, a quiet fisherman village, offers unforgettable sights; fisher boats with their nets on the beach, natural pools, a tiny church and a few houses proposing sea food or a delicious fish cooked in a banana leaf. The journey is an easy one and can be done by foot or on horse back. If you prefer, you can also hire a guide, native from Garapuá.

TOUR OF THE ISLAND

Discover the islands of Boipeba (two-hour visit on the island), Cairu (Mosteiro) and other natural pools.

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CAPOEIRA

When early in the day, late afternoon, or near sunset, Capoeira can also be practiced at the Anima Hotel. Capoeira is a regional tradition introduced by the African slaves in the sixteenth century. Capoeira is best described as a mixture of dance and martial art. The sessions are for both beginners and veterans and last around an hour or so. The 1 hour training session,for both adults and children, is given by an experienced teacher. Please be sure to schedule the capoeira training at least one day in advance.

BOIPEBA ISLAND

Heavenly beaches, one after another. On Cueira beach, feast on delicious crayfish, and visit the picturesque boutique —"museum"— about the village and its objects (whale bones, shells) collected over the years by Emilio, the fisherman, aka. "Sr. Cabeludo" ("Sir Hairy").

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ACTIVITIES
Discover the island, out of the beatten paths, with or without guide, by boat, horseback, foot or in 4WD.

Among our tours are the village of Morro de São Paulo, with shops, restaurants and nightlife - Natural pools of Praia do Encanto - Garapuá, a village of fishermen - A catamaran sailboat tour - Corral Tip and Clay Cliffs of Gamboa - the island of Boipeba with the beaches and the village - Walk to Gamboa and an Island Tour where you discover the islands of Boipeba, Cairu and natural pools.
Anima Hotel - Praia do Encanto - Morro de São Paulo/BA - tel: (75) 3652 2077
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