The Maraú Peninsula is located between the Dendê Coast and the Cocoa Coast, in the Estate of Bahia, 124 miles south of Salvador and 87 miles north of Ilhéus.
Geographical Position
13º 57' 10" south latitude, 39º 08' 40" west longitude
The climate is classified as humid tropical and its annual average temperature is 82º Fahrenheit (28° C). The ocean has a good swimming temperature all year round. The Lagoa do Cassange offers a perfect tropical surrounding with comfortable climate, never too hot or too cold.
The closest national airport is in Ilhéus. From there to the lodge the best route is following the recently built BA – 001 in direction to Itacaré and then Camamu. There is a crossroad with the unpaved BR–030 located about 9, 5 miles (15 km) after passing the roundabout of Itacaré. The total distance between the airport of Ilhéus and our lodge is 87 miles (120 km) out of these 66 miles (87 km) are paved and the other 21 (33 km) are gravel and sand road. The whole trip takes about 2, 5 hours.
The closest international airport is Salvador. From there the best option is to take the ferry-boat to Bom Despacho on Itaparica Island and continue the trip on the BA – 001 for 112 miles (170 km) until the city of Camamu. From there you have two options:
1. Drive around the Camamu Bay continuing on the BA-001 (22 miles paved) and then follow the BR – 030 for 21 miles (33 km) unpaved road.
2. The second is to leave your car in Camamu (we can indicate a safe guarded parking) and take a motorboat to Porto do Jobel harbor across the Camamu Bay.
Guests coming from Itacaré just follow the recently built BA-001 in direction of Camamu until the roundabout crossing with BR-030 and then follow for 21 miles (33 km) on the unpaved road.
At the moment it is possible to drive safely with a normal car on the unpaved road but we recommend getting previous information about the current road conditions of the BR-030 before you decide to adventure yourself on it as conditions may change due to strong rains or lack of maintenance!!
Please ask for our arrival map containing all the necessary information of how to arrive at the lodge by car.
We organize private transfers to and from the lodge from Salvador, Ilhéus, Itacaré, Chapada Diamantina and surroundings. Please contact us for further information.