1 hr 30 mins from Salvador, an Eco-Paradise on Frades Island (Ilha dos Frades). A rustic, Brazilian ranch style house completely surrounded by a veranda and 11 mango trees, sitting high on hill overlooking the beach with a panoramic view of All Saints Bay (Bahia de Todos os Santos), Itaparica island and the skyscrapers of Salvador´s Upper and Lower cities in the distance. The house, including the veranda, is 150 sq. feet and the property 19,127 sq. feet. You don’t have to leave the house to feel like you’re outside. In the living room, with both Dutch doors open, you get the vivid sensation of being surrounded by this lush tropical green from the Atlantic Forest and this incredible sea-blue from the ocean bay. Top this with the relentless humming of the tide creeping in and out of the shallow waters of the Reconcavo and the singing of the itapirangas (brilliant red-breasted birds) and the crickets - it’s total R&R;!
Cozy and super comfortable this simple cabin-style home has 1 loft bedroom that sleeps up to 4 people. In the living room there’s space for at least 2 more. Since the house sits high on a hill there’s a constant and delicious ocean breeze.
This small, primitive, picturesque island is perfect for eco-adventurers. There are pristine beaches, waterfalls, soft-sloping mountains, vast fields of coconut trees not to mention the lush tropical vegetation of the Atlantic Forest. In the islandâ€™s crystal clear blue waters there are incredible coral reefs perfect for diving, You can also enjoy: swimming, windsurfing, boating, kayaking, fishing, horseback riding and hiking along the beautiful beaches or the numerous trails crossing the island. If you like to eat thereâ€™s also a vast selection of fish and sea-food brought in each day by the local fishermen.