Destination: Caraíva

July 4, 2007 | By More


Caraiva is a small jewel in the south of coast of the state of Bahia. A tiny fishing village, everything in Caraiva is basic, from the unpaved streets to the lack of electricity supply – electricity is arriving in Caraíva only as we speak.

WE LIKE THE MOST: the absolute peace and tranquility of the place, mass tourism hasn’t arrived there yet, and the less conventional tourist is getting there in dribs and drabs

WE LIKE THE LEAST: the road leading to Caraiva, in a sorry state

HOW TO GET THERE: two choices from Porto Seguro/Arraial d’Ajuda: either the bus that goes to Caraiva twice a day, or on a rented car (but be aware the final long stretch of road is a dirt track)

CAREFUL WITH: the road that goes to Caraiva, especially if it has rained the previous days, it is in a truly sorry state – I don’t advice anyone to get in there with a rented car

FAVOURITE PLACES: the village, the beaches, the point where the river meets the sea


  • everything is quite basic in Caraiva, and there are very few shops. Bring whatever you are likely to need with you
  • although theoretically you might be able to get to Caraiva and back on the same day using the bus that goes there, it would be an insane trip, long hours on the bus for a very short time in Caraiva. Plan on staying there at least the one night
  • across the river, where Nova Caraiva is, there is a pousada with a bar and an excellent viewpoint of Caraiva

ACCOMMODATION: listing of hotels and pousadas in Caraíva.

LINKS: Caraiva

WEATHER FORECAST: The weather in Caraíva (Porto Seguro) for the next 10 days


PHOTOS: Caraiva

destination: Arraial d’Ajuda
destination: Porto Seguro
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  1. Tony says:

    If you have any questions about Caraíva you can ask at our Facebook page and we will give you an answer as soon as we can.