Hotel Portalo offers elegance and comfort in 8 apartments and 11 bungalows equipped with all the indispensable amenities for a relaxing holiday. The island of Morro de Sao Paulo is all that one would imagine of a tropical paradise. Apart from beautiful beaches, this island has many good walking and horseback riding tours. Traditionally a peaceful fishing village, it is situated on the headland at the northernmost tip of Tinharé Island, a 15 minute flight from Salvador. The town is dominated by a lighthouse and the ruins of a colonial fort, from which sunsets can be seen as well as dolphins jumping through the waves.
While staying at Hotel Portalo enjoy the tours DiscoverBrazil offers in Morro de São Paulo such as: Boat trip to the island of Boipeba and its natural coral pools – Boipeba is the island south of Tinharé. It is separated from mainland by the river called “Rio do Inferno” which means “Hell River” in Portuguese. Here, the beaches are also almost untouched by mankind. At low tide the natural pools are a perfect setting for snorkeling. Horseback riding – Morro de São Paulo can also be experienced on horseback, and many of the trails offer astonishing ocean views. This is a great way to visit the little village of Gamboa and to ride along the beach with a fresh ocean breeze.