Monte Gordo is a suburb of the town of Guarajuba on the coast of the Costa dos Coqueiros. The area has beautiful sandy beaches and crystal clear seas making it the perfect place to chill out and enjoy the sunshine.
Holiday rentals in Guarajuba offer calm seas due to the offshore reefs that form a barrier. The Guarajuba Lagoon is ideal for children to swim and play safely. Snorkelling reveals the amazing marine life among the corals including crabs, fish and sea urchins. Just along the coast, Surf Beach does not have the reefs and consequently is ideal for surfing, windsurfing and other watersports. Fishing charters and diving trips can also be booked for even more fun. On the beaches the martial arts rituals of capoeira may be seen.
The main attractions to visit from Monte Gordo holiday apartments include the Tower House of Garcia d'Avila, Sapiranga Ecological Reserve and Project Tamar Turtle Sanctuary. No stay in the area would be complete without a trip to the capital city of the region, Salvador. It has a splendid Cathedral and a Museum of Sacred Arts with the largest such collection in the whole of Brazil. The historic district of Pelhourino is well worth a visit with colonial architecture among the most impressive in South America. It was once the area of the very wealthy but gradually the buildings were allowed to fall into ruin. Eventually about 600 buildings including many baroque churches were restored. A must-see is the Convent of St Francis, 20 miles away, where the interior is covered in gold. The area is alive with festivals including a street carnival to rival that of Rio.
Monte Gordo holiday rentals have a tropical rainforest climate with warm winters and hot summers. Daytime temperatures in the winter (June/July) are around 26°C (79°F) rising to 30°C (86°F) from December through April. Spring and autumn are very pleasant months to visit with balmy temperatures. The area has showers all year round which are more frequent between April and August.
The nearest main airport to Monte Gordo holiday rentals in Bahia is the Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhaes International (SSA) Airport. It is situated 14 miles outside the centre of Salvador and is served by regular flights with American Airlines, Air France. TAM Linhas Aereas, KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines and TAP Portugal. Monte Gordo is just 26 miles north of the airport and is easy to reach by taxi or local bus. Alternatively, pick up a hire car and drive the 40 minute journey along the Estr. do Coco Highway.