19/03/2012 - 24/03/2012 30 °C
A short 2-hour (notoriously rough) catamaran ride away from Salvador is the tropical paradise island of Morro de Sao Paulo. Stepping off the boat you are greeted by a throng of wheelbarrow drivers…the only form of ‘taxi’ on this car-free island. They are all vying for your business so we quickly drop our bags into one and let him lead the way to our pousada.
Morro is a relaxed, fun, pretty island lined with sandy beaches and crowded with little boutiques, cafes, restaurants and bars. One of the key evening attractions, and advertised all over the island is Toca, an Ibiza style bar/club that specialises in a sunset party every night. As we watched the sunset while sipping on our caipirinhas we tried not to feel too sad that we only have 6 weeks of our trip to go!
The evenings in Morro are lively and Segunda Praia (Second Beach) is the place to be for late night beach parties…Caipirinha stalls line the beachfront, mixing up cocktails with every fruit you can think of (and quite a few more).
Having been reliably informed that Thursday was the big night on the beach we took it easy for our first few nights, saving ourselves for Thursday (our last night on the island). Unfortunately it was not to be…the whole island experienced a 14 –hour power out on our final day and after venturing out into the pitch black lanes to grab a bite to eat by candlelight we realised that there would be no big night out to be had here
On the plus side, Lach did get to use the headlamp again!!
After four sun soaked days we threw our packs back in the wheel-barrow and headed for the pier. The 2-hour return journey (which actually took closer to 3-hours) certainly lived up to it’s reputation...and poor Lach was a little sick. Never mind, we are off to Buzios next for some 'honeymoon' time!