Five rural villages and plenty of quiet sandy beaches make up the tiny island of Tinhare, located in Cairu in the state of Bahia. Its palm-lined streets, tropical bars and traditional samba clubs make it a destination that’s as perfect for sun worshipers as it is for night-life lovers.
Most travelers prefer to explore the island on foot, but a single tractor provides “taxi” service around Tinhare. Scenic boat trips, ocean sailing, dolphin trekking and general beach bumming prove the main draws to this tropical island. Visitors agree that the quiet breeze, friendly locals and easy access to hammocks make Tinhare the perfect place to escape and unwind.
Tinhare’s untouched beauty is what attracts travelers from around the world, but its rural location means that daily staples like food and water come at a price. Visitors should be prepared to spend two—sometimes even three—times the price for goods on the island.