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The tropical hideaway of Vila dos Orixas is located on the beautiful beach of Praia do Encanto.

The tropical island of Tinharé lies 37km from Salvador and many visitors arrive on the daily catamaran which takes 2-3 hours to the lively beach-fringed island of Morro de São Paulo. Villa dos Orixas is on remote Praia do Encanto, the furthest beach from the village and known locally as the fifth beach.

This is a place for relaxation and there’s no need to move far: you have the island’s most beautiful sands in front of you. With rooms and bungalows sprinkled through palm studded grounds the vibe here is peaceful and laid-back but if you feel like some action the village centre can be reached along a bumpy track in about half an hour (or a much longer walk along the sand). There is an oceanfront restaurant, beach bar and a garden lap pool.

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What our clients say

  • Most memorable experience: "The contrast between city, wildlife and the beach."

    JB, Leicester
  • Most memorable experience: "Hard to say it was all wonderful. Looking for alligators in a minute boat in the dark with eyes peering at you from out of the reeds, took a bit of beating. Also the boat whizzing around under the falls was  very special. The guides did a great job and it was great not being in a large group. I can't speak highly enough of the whole trip."

    VM, Shoreham-by-Sea
  • This trip was memorable from start to finish. We will definitely be visiting Brazil again.

    JH, Dorking
  • Most Memorable Moment?: Probably seeing river otters at Pousada do Rio Mutum but we really liked the Argentinian side of Iguazu Falls too. 

    SS, Teddington
  • Iguazu Falls, both sides spectacular, getting a flavour of Rio and being taken such good care of as a single traveller.

    MB, Thatcham
  • Highlight: Pousada Rio Mutum, the sun rise trip and evening sunsets. 

    IS, Crowthorne
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Our expert's view

Sophie Barber
Sophie Barber - Travel Expert

Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

Set on the fifth beach, away from the hustle and bustle of the town, Vila dos Orixas offers such a peaceful beach stay on the most beautiful part of the island. If you can drag yourself away from the inviting pool area, I can recommend hiring one of the sea kayaks and exploring the area before returning to the hotel for a well deserved caiprinha.

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