Guarda do Embau Beach is regarded as a hide-away in Brazil. Close to the clear and strong-tide sea attracts tourists from all over the country, specially surfers who consider Praia Brava the ideal place for the sport. From the belvedere on the road that takes you to the beach, the landscape shows the wild beauty and a paradisiacal view of Praia Brava. The northern beach resorts Jurere, Daniela, Canasvieiras, Brava and Ingleses get very busy during the summer and there are plenty of hotels, restaurants and other conveniences for the tourist. Eastern beaches, like Joaquina, Mole and Mozambique are among the best surfing beaches and popular with young people.
All the beaches in this part of Brazil hold special treats: some have shallow backwaters, a safe haven for the small boats that either serve as modest transportation, or to take the fishermen out to the catch of the day. Other beaches stretch on forever with white sands and treelined villages that offer fresh seafood and local fruits. You won’t run out of hideaways, but let me point out a couple of my choices.
I know AirBnB has taken over in this Uber economy for most of the world, but many B and B’s, called “posadas” here, are not in the AirBnB system. So what you can do is arrive and ask, or do a Google search before you leave home and send emails asking for rates and availability. Look up Guarda do Embau posadas and you’ll get a nice amount of offerings. Most places speak some English, but keep it simple, or use Google Translate to send emails in Portuguese.
There’s a river that separates the beach area from the mainland, but boats will take you out all the time. The waves can be slightly heavy, so expect that and know that the locals know how to handle that. Take the various paths around the beach area to see parts of the village and make this a relaxed and enjoyable vacation. And as always, shoot me some pictures of your adventure to dave at threebestbeaches dot com. Thank you!