Other Activities Include*:
Stand up paddle This is a more stable and longer board than a regular surfboard, ideal for beginners. Subject to availability Duration: 2 hours or full day. Subject to Availability: Book in advance
Schooner Our private schooner “Uyra” will take you for a tour around the islands, Ilha Comprida, Ilha das Couves and Ilha dos Porcos, where you can swim and dive in the clear waters (snorkels and masks are available on board). Right before sunset, the schooner returns to Picinguaba. The boat normally leaves at 10am but we can also arrange a departure at a different time, if you wish for a private tour. Duration: Boat leaves at 10am and comes back at 5pm
Kayak in Picinguaba Bay We have the pleasure to offer you two possibili ties for this tour: Praia da Fazenda: You cross the Picinguaba bay all the way to a secluded beach with the possibility of going up the Picinguaba River. This tour is especially nice early in the morning or dur- ing sunset time. Cerco de Picinguaba: Twice a day a group of experienced fishermen from the Picinguaba village repeat the tradition of checking the encirclement (Cerco de Picinguaba). It’s a fixed net located 300 meters away from the beach. Several different types of fish are caught in the net and sometimes it is possible to see turtles and sting- rays.
Birdwhatching There is huge birds diversity here and we know a place from where they can be observed. This tour will take you to the forest with a professional who is very passionate and will make you discover all the different types of birds who live here. Duration: Around 4 hours — Book in advance
Native Fishing Experience the Picinguaba way of life. Fish with a local fisherman, from one of the colorful boats docked out on the bay. This activity is great fun for both children and adults — a relaxing, educational experience that connect us with the knowledge of people who embrace fishing as a traditional practice. Upon our return, we can cook up what you’ve fished for dinner, a special experience in and of itself.
Forest Hikes Hikes through the forest to Bird Watching, waterfalls, secret beaches Entering the forest and following trails through essentially untouched greenery, breathing in fresh air, hearing the echoes bouncing off the trees. We offer various itineraries that take guests to secret beaches, only accessible on foot, to spectacular waterfalls or even on a birdwatching tour led by a local and passionate guide.
Traditional canoeing in the mangrove The traditional caiçara canoe is a symbol of the relationship between the people of Picinguaba and the sea. They are the traditional means of reaching the ocean for artisanal fishing. Made of wood and colorfully painted, the canoes color the village’s ocean. To go on a caiçara canoe trip through the mangrove means encountering a place that is the natural filter between sweet and salt water, discovering its unique vegetation, fauna and richness — an enchanting experience.
* Other activities subject to availability from our local hosts.
** All ocean and outdoor activities are subject to change due to weather, ocean conditions and/or natural disasters. Conditions need to be suitable and favorable to the practice of water sports, expeditions and hiking. Dates for group excursions and tours can change anytime and will be announced during the retreat according to the minimum number of 5 participants.
*** Dates and schedule for Group Shamanic healing therapies, and excursions will be announced during the retreat according to the weather conditions. Shamanic ceremonies can be lengthy due to the nature, depth, and length of the treatments we will keep a limit to the number of participants to maintain the quality of the experience. All activities above are included in pricing and are optional. Ceremonies and special activities require a minimum of 5 people. Please reserve your space when returning the registration form