Morro de São Paulo
Trip Start Jul 18, 2006
49Trip End Mar 05, 2007
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Did I mention the beaches? Pretty damn beautiful. Fine, soft, white sand. Clear, shallow, warm water. Coconut palms. More coconut palms. Yet more coconut palms. And theres lots of them. Probably about 10km of more or less uninterrupted beach
You would think from this description that Morro São Paulo is some sort of earthly paradise and in many respects it is. The only slight problem is that I wasnt the only person to notice the fine qualities mentioned above. The result is a town which seems to have more hotels and hostals than it has inhabitants. It certainly has more tourists, and we were there in the low season (it is the middle of Brazilian winter and yet the weather at Morro was consistently nicer than we EVER get in the UK - bastards!). Going to the beach is an exercise in dodging people trying to sell you everything from açaí (a Brazilian fruit which is, as I was repeatedly informed, both a stimulant and an afrodisiac - move over viagra, your time is up) to sunshades, to jewellry, to cheese on a stick. Going out at night was a similar experience: everywhere you went someone was shouting ´amigo´ and trying to entice you into their restaurant or to buy their particular fruity cocktail.
We spent 5 days solid on the beach and, without meaning to sound like Im complaining (moan? me?!), nothing of any interest happened at all. Except for a slight increase in skin pigmentation, that is.