Baía de Camamu

baia de camamuCamamu bay in the southern coast of Bahia is a sanctuary of preserved nature and wild life, with beautiful landscape, mangroves, forests and many islands. With constant winds and deep calm water, the bay provides good conditions to sail and many safe points to anchor. The town of Camamu is located and is an old colonial city. It was built on two stages, like Salvador: in the high city, the church and old colonial houses, in the low city, the port and the fish market. First called “Nossa Senhora de Conceição Macamamu”, the town was founded in 1561 by the Jesuits on a site then occupied by the Macamamu indigenous people. The Jesuits developed agriculture so that Camamu became the largest manioc producer of Brazil. In 1624 and 1627 it suffered several attacks from the Dutch. To protect itself from new invasions, the population blocked the access to the port with huge rocks which remained there. Today, the boats are still forced to zigzag between the rocks to reach the port. Located between the Atlantic Ocean and Camamu bay, the peninsula of Maraú brings together a wide variety of landscapes of rare beauty with huge palm trees, beaches, rivers, ponds, natural pools of clear water, mangroves, rainforest and lots of wildlife.

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