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Where to stay in Barra Grande and Taipu de Fora (Marau Peninsula) Bahia?

The Peninsula of Maraú is one of the most beautiful and preserved places in the south of Bahia, with deserted beaches and perfect natural pools.Knowing what to do there is easy, but it is common to have doubts about where to stay in Barra Grande and Taipu de Fora, the two main beaches in Maraú.

Know that Barra Grandeis the most famous and sought after area in Maraú (at the northern tip of the peninsula), as it concentrates inns, restaurants and shops.This area has calm seas that reach Ponta do Mutá, at the mouth of the Orojó River.

Taipu de Forais in the middle of the peninsula, facing the open sea.That’s where the natural pools are at low tide (new and full moon!).But its structure is much smaller when compared to Barra Grande.

Next, we’ll show you the positives and disadvantages of each beach for staying on the Maraú Peninsula, with suggestions for accommodations for all budgets , including economic ones.

Where to stay in Barra Grande and Taipu de Fora?Best B&Bs in Barra Grande and Taipu de Fora

Where to stay in Barra Grande and Ponta do Mutá?

Onde ficar em Barra Grande e Ponta do Mutá?
Quiet sea in Barra Great.Source: Wikimedia

Barra Grande Beach is the best beach to stay on the Maraú Peninsulafor those who like to be close to restaurants and shops.

Even though the place is rustic, there is a good offer of places to enjoy the night.In addition, it is easier to find budget hostels in Barra Grande.

Ponta do Mutá is the northernmost area of ​​the peninsula, just a few minutes’ walk from Barra Grande, with guesthouses and a an unforgettable sunset.

Close to the Ponta is Praia Três Coqueiros, facing the open sea and, therefore, with more waves.The sea at Barra Grande and Ponta do Mutá is calm, ideal for children.

Considering the disadvantages, there can be noise in the more central inns, but there are many quiet accommodations.

Besides In addition, the northern region of Maraú is 7.5 km from Taipu de Fora and 22 km from Algodões Beach.But be aware that there are bibs (public transport type) and ATVs for rent.

Those who come by regular car should already be aware of the poor condition of the road, which makes it impossible to take a tour with a car other than a 4×4.

We did a thorough research and selected the best hostels in Barra Grande and Ponta do Mutá.

Best hostels in Barra Grande and Ponta do Mutá

Onde ficar em Barra Grande e Ponta do Mutá?Onde ficar em Barra Grande e Ponta do Mutá?
Accommodations at Aqualtune Pousada
  • Shangri-la Hostel: bed in dormitory with daily rate from R$50. Shangri-la Hostel is a hostel in Barra Grande with great service, ample space, green areas and good prices.
  • Ganga Zumba Pousada & Hostel: bed in dormitory with daily rate from R$ 60.In addition, there are options for private rooms.
  • Pousada Meu Sossego: double room starting at R$130. Pousada Meu Sossego is a cheap hostel in Barra Grande. if for the location close to the restaurants, but far enough to not have noise.The accommodations are praised even though they are simple.
  • Pousada Galeão Santa Anna: double room starting at R$150. Pousada Galeão Santa Anna is the best accommodation in Barra Grande in this range with great service, beautiful outdoor areas and praised breakfast.
  • Ravenalas – Barra Grande: 1-bedroom apartment starting at R$170. This accommodation is ideal for those looking for apartments in Barra Grande at great prices.The apartments are well equipped and also have a good location.
  • Pousada Villa Mares: double room starting at R$170. Pousada Villa Mares stands out for its perfect service and location. close to the restaurants in Barra Grande.Rooms are simple but good.
  • Flat Barra: 1 bedroom apartment starting at R$190. Flat Barra is another good option for where to stay in nearby Barra Grande from the center in a well-equipped apartment.Breakfast is also praised.In the same price range, there are the new and very clean studios at Flat Barra Mar, located 15 min.walking distance from the center of Barra Grande, ideal for those seeking tranquility on Três Coqueiros Beach.
  • Apoema Suites and Flats: double room starting at R$200. Apoema Suites and Flats is an inn in Ponta do Mutá with double rooms and well-equipped studios.Guests praise the perfect service, in addition to the homemade breakfast.In the same price range, there is the highly praised Pousada Brisa Da Barra, another inn on the Maraú Peninsula with excellent service.Its location is close to the center of Barra Grande.
  • Pôr do Sol Eco Suítes: double room starting at R$230. Pôr do Sol Eco Suítes is a guesthouse in Barra Large with views to the sea (meeting the river), being a quiet place and still close to the center.In the same price range, there is the Pousada Tortuga, next to Três Coqueiros Beach, which stands out for its service and green areas.Without a doubt, it’s a place to rest.
  • Morada das Palmeiras: double room starting at R$250. Morada das Palmeiras is an excellent guesthouse in Barra Grande, close to from Ponta do Mutá.The place is quiet and the owners receive very well, and the service is considered exceptional.The inn’s internet connection is also very good.
  • Pousada Canto do Sol: double room starting at R$270. Pousada Canto do Sol is one of the inns on the Maraú Peninsula more reserved, standing out for the design of the rooms, good outdoor areas and central location in Barra Grande.In the same price range and located in the heart of downtown, there is Galeria & Suites Canto do Sol.
  • Carapitangui Flats: double room with a daily rate from R$ 300. Carapitangui Flats is a very beautiful inn in Barra Grande, with a great structure, including a swimming pool.The rooms are spacious and the inn is well located.In the same price range, there is the Pousada Mediterraneo, facing the sea in Barra Grande.
  • Aqualtune Pousada: double room from R$ 350. Aqualtune Pousada is one of the best inns on the Maraú Peninsula, with a lot of tranquility, beautiful rooms and homemade breakfast.In addition, the service is perfect and full of travel tips.
  • Nirvana Beach Hotel: double room starting at R$400. Nirvana Beach Hotel is a guesthouse located in Ponta do Mutá, which is highly praised for its location and service.
  • Pousada Denada: double room with a daily rate from R$450. Pousada Denada faces the sea in Barra Grande , being highly sought after by those seeking comfort, great location and accommodation with a highly praised restaurant.
  • KA BRU Beach Boutique Hotel: double room starting at R$650. THE KA BRU Beach Boutique Hotel is a modern hotel with a great restaurant, ideal for relaxing, and another excellent choice for where to stay in Barra Grande.

Where to stay in Taipu de Fora, Peninsula de Maraú?Best inns in Taipu de Fora

Onde ficar em Taipu de Fora, Península de Maraú? Melhores pousadas em Taipu de ForaOnde ficar em Taipu de Fora, Península de Maraú? Melhores pousadas em Taipu de Fora
Natural pools in Taipu de Fora.The ones that exist are competitive or suffer price increases due to the high season.

In any case, we analyzed the inns in Taipu de Fora and selected the ones that are more worthwhile for different budgets.

Best inns in Taipu de Fora

Onde ficar em Taipu de Fora, Península de Maraú? Melhores pousadas em Taipu de ForaOnde ficar em Taipu de Fora, Península de Maraú? Melhores pousadas em Taipu de Fora
Accommodations at Luar do Leão Bungalow
  • Casa Antiga Hospedagem: double room with a daily rate from R$200. Casa Antiga Hospedagem is a cheap guesthouse in Taipu de Fora that is well worth it.Its location is just a few minutes from the beach, with restaurants and shops nearby.The rooms are beautiful, the service is excellent and the breakfast stands out for being homemade and delicious.
  • Cais Dourado Pousada: double room starting at R$215. Cais Dourado Pousada is another inn in Taipu de Fora with good accommodation as well as a location close to the beach.Guests praise the breakfast a lot.
  • Solar Pitanga – Taipu de Fora: double room starting at R$240. Solar Pitanga is very close to Taipu de Fora beach. Outside, being well wooded.The accommodations are spacious and comfortable, and the service is attentive.In the same price range, there is the Pousada Brisa do Mar, another great option on where to stay in Taipu de Fora.
  • Luar do Leão Bungalow: double room with daily from R$ 260. Luar do Leão Bungalow is one of the best inns in Taipu de Fora, with beautiful decoration and new and comfortable accommodation.Without a doubt, it is an exceptional accommodation.
  • PachaMama Flats – Taipu de Fora: 1-bedroom apartment starting at R$260. PachaMama Flats is a great option for those looking for new apartments, well equipped and close to Taipu de Fora Beach.
  • Pousada Thai Bungalows: double room starting at R$270. Pousada Thai Bungalows stands out for its decor and good accommodation.
  • Flow Beach House: double room starting at R$300. Flow Beach House is an inn with a great structure, with everything you need for a great vacation .
  • Canto dos Encantos – Flats and Suites: double room with a daily rate from R$350. The Canto dos Encantos inn is located on the beachfront, and is also notable for its great structure.There is also an apartment with kitchen.
  • Pousada Bambu Dourado: double room starting at R$450. Pousada Bambu Dourado is a guesthouse in Taipu de Fora, close to the beach and the natural pools.Its decoration is charming, the breakfast is praised, as well as the perfect service.In the same price range, there is the Rumah Pousada, which stands out for being right on the beach.
  • Taipu Bay Pousada – Taipu de Fora: double room with daily rate from R$500. Taipu Bay Pousada stands out for having spacious, new and well-decorated rooms.
  • Sup House Barra Grande: double room starting at R$550 The Sup House Barra Grande is an option on where to stay in Taipu de Fora in a guesthouse with good outdoor areas, perfect service and large rooms, including a kitchen.
  • Dreamland Bungalows: room double with daily rate from R$ 650. Dreamland Bungalows is a hotel in Taipu de Fora facing the beach.In addition, the structure is excellent, with a restaurant and even apartments.

Further south there are practically deserted beaches, especially Algodões Beach, which has a natural pool.

At Praia do Cassange, the highlights are: the Pousada Nascer do Sol (daily from R$300);the Pousada Lagoa do Cassange (from R$500 daily) and the Hotel Terraços Marinhos (from R$700 daily).

On Praia Ponta da Baleia, right next to south of Cassange, the main inns are: Pousada Maraú (daily from R$ 240);Butterfly House Bahia (from R$370 daily) and Pousada Sitio da Bia (from R$430 daily).

Praia de Algodõesis another great beach at low tide , but has no structure.Simply click on the “arrow button” on the top bar to access the map legend.

We hope our suggestions on where to stay in Barra Grande and Taipu de Fora have been helpful!Also find out where to stay in Itacaré, another must-see destination in southern Bahia!

Have a nice trip!

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