São José

A small, yet beautiful beach with strong waves, this beach is inside an area of environment protection and part of the eco-touristic Villas de São José.

São José has luxury hotels and residences and restaurants serving fine Bahian cuisine.

The guests of the hotels and residences are allowed free access to the beach. External visitors have to pay a day-use fee that includes some outdoor activities.

The complex Villas de São José is a pioneering initiative in Brazil which combines leisure and preservation of the environment.

Great part of the complex was transformed into an Ecopark where the visitors can discover the fauna and the flora of the tropical forest, and visit traditional cocoa plantations.

Neutral Carbon Tourism Certification Building a Carbon Free Destination
In Itacaré and Serra Grande, look for the «Carbon Free Tourism Certification Program» seal exposed in hotels, restaurants and other services. The funds gathered through the program are redirected to traditional small-scale farmers to plant trees which will neutralize CO² emissions of the program contributors.

🌳 Carbon Free Certification Program
🌳 Carbon-Free Certified Services
Program directed by the Movimento Mecenas da Vida (Patrons for Life Movement)