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February 13, 2008

Ilha de Comandatuba - Bahia


Ilha de Comandatuba - Bahia

The beautiful Comandatuba Island keeps a wealth of Brazilian fauna and flora throughout its stretch. The tours allow nice moments for being in touch with the well preserved Nature in this paradise. Activities in the island range from a simple and fulfilling rest under a coconut tree shade to an exciting golf match. For those who enjoy water activities, it is possible to adventure on high sea or canal fishing, around the island, or to experience the “adrenalin” of riding on a jet-ski amidst the wonderful landscape.

Ilha de Comandatuba

At the tours, guided by qualified staff, guests get information on the amazing local ecosystem. There are some unmissable tours, such as the walk through the suspension bridges at the Una Ecologic Park and the Lama Negra Safari. Don’t miss the marsh, the Dona Vida farm, and a bit more about baiana culture in the cities of Ilhéus and Canavieiras, with their old mansions.

Golf Course
Built between the ocean and the marsh, inaugurated in July 2000, the Comandatuba Island Ocean Course is one of the main and better kept golf resorts in the Country. Ocean Course has 18 holes and four difficulty levels, defined by the “tees” (exits from each hole), three for men: distance varies between 5,712 and 6,928 yards, which makes it suitable for professionals and accessible for those new to the sport. Visit the Comandatuba Ocean Course on a motorized car, learning more about the sport in a beautiful landscape.

At Aliança river, next to the city of Una, on a double vessel conducted by professionals.

Una Ecopark
Tour monitored by biologists on an Atlantic Forest reserve. Walk and visit to the 22 meters high runway at the top of the trees.

Buggy Ride
Buggy ride on the beach to Barra Sul, stopping at Lama Negra on the way back.

Quadricycle Rides
Exciting ride to Barra Norte on the beach and paths.

Jet Tour on the Marsh
Jet-ski ride on the marsh to Barra Sul – with a nautic instructor.

Round the Comandatuba Island
Motorboat ride around the Comandatuba Island, lasting two and a half hours.

Canal Fishing
Both fishing lovers and beginners will be amazed with the amount of species at the canal. Alloy boats with all the required gear for a good fishing session: artificial bait and pilot included.

Follow the environmental guide on a walk at the golf course to learn about the fauna and flora of the island and watch native birds with binoculars.

Walk to Barra Norte
5km walk to Barra Norte. Schooner tour around the canal.

Cocoa Farm
For those who like chocolate, this is a good opportunity. Learn about planting, harvesting and all the production process of the “gold fruit”, the cocoa.

Lama Negra Tour
Navigate through the marsh canals to the south of the island for a black mud health bath. On the way, be in contact with the local community, fauna and flora. Includes sugar cane spirit tasting and bean soup, as well as support from an environmental guide.

Crabs Pathway
Tour monitored by an environmental guide to a pathway among the marsh trees for the observation of crabs, birds, typical trees and a demonstration of the arts of fishing and hunting made by a genuine crab hunter.

Tour to Barra Norte
Schooner tour to Barra Norte, one of the points where the canal meets the ocean.

Schooner tour to enjoy a beautiful sunset at Barra Norte, with champagne and fruit.

Enjoy Nature in a different way. Bike ride on an Atlantic Forest path, at the Country farm.


Ilhéus City Tour
Know the history of Gabriela’s land and visit the places where some of Jorge Amado’s characters used to live.

Tour to Canavieiras
Visit a small cocoa farm and the historic centre of Canavieiras, where the first scenes of the famous Brazilian soap opera, “Gabriela, Cravo e Canela” were shot.

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