Guarajuba is on the Coconut Coast or Costa dos Coqueros on the northeast coast of Brazil. Once a rustic fishing village, Guarajuba has retained its local character especially around the harbour where anchored fishing boats offer a pretty site when the tide is low.
Bahia’s Coconut Coast is 125 miles of sandy beaches which are appropriately lined with coconut palms, sand dunes, lakes, river estuaries and mangroves. This up-and-coming destination includes Guarajuba Beach, said to be one of the most beautiful places in the region. It is the perfect place to chill out and enjoy swimming and sunbathing within easy reach of the cultural attractions of Salvador. The beach is particularly suitable for families to swim in the calm, reef-protected waters. The natural pools are ideal for observing sea life including crabs, small fish, corals and sea urchins. Further along there is an area known as Surf Beach where surfing and windsurfing can be enjoyed.
Holiday apartments at Guarajuba are enviably located close to some of the area’s excellent attractions. The Sand Dune Park in Mangue Seco and the Garcia D’Avila Castle National Historical Park which was built in 1551 are just some of the great places to visit. The Sapiramga Nature Park Preserve and the Tamar project turtle sanctuary are a great way to appreciate Brazil’s nature wildlife. The Lagaos de Guarajuba provides shelter and food to the local fauna and is a popular gathering place to watch flocks of waterbirds.
Guarajuba holiday rentals enjoy hot humid summers with average temperatures reaching 30°C (86°F) from January to March. Winters are pleasantly warm dropping to 26°C (79°F) making Guarajuba a popular year-round destination for holidaymakers. The area has most rain, which falls as short but heavy tropical showers, from April to September.
The nearest airport to Guarajuba holiday rentals is Salvador International (SSA) Airport which is about 53 km southwest of Guarajuba. It is one of the busiest airports in Brazil for both passengers and cargo. It lies in a huge area of native vegetation and sand dunes and the drive to the airport is one of the scenic attractions of Salvador de Bahia. The airport has many international flights daily from Miami, Paris, Lisbon, Frankfurt and Madrid as well as cities all over Brazil and South America. The main airlines are American, Avianca, Azul Brazilian Airlines, Gol, Passaredo and TAM Airlines. The best way to reach Guarajuba is by renting a hire car from the airport and driving along the BA-099 toll road.