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Welcome to 'Hippie Town'

Arembepe sits on a stretch of coast known as the Coconut coast, which runs from just north of Salvador up to the resort town of Praia do Forte. It is easy to reach from the city of Salvador or from Salvador airport, being just a short drive or bus ride up the coast.

The town became famous in the 1960s for having what is alleged to be the first hippie commune in Brazil.  It can count Mick Jagger, Janis Joplin and Roman Polanski amongst its more famous ex-residents. 

Then the hippies mostly moved on and Arembepe went back to being a sleepy fishing village again, mostly overlooked by tourists. A small group of alternative lifestylers remain though in a community just outside of the town known as Aldeia Hippie, offering an interesting link to Arembepe’s past.

Arembepe Holiday Inspiration

Things to Do
Places to Stay

Where to stay

There are guest houses in Arembepe to suit virtually every budget. You can stay in town near to the main square or further along on the beach, where it will be very quiet.  You could also visit on a day trip from Salvador or from Praia do Forte.

Arembepe has a very unpretentious, authentically Brazilian feel to it.  It receives few foreign visitors, which can be a good or a bad thing depending on your point of view (good if you are looking to observe the Brazilians at play, not so good if you are looking for someone to speak English with).  It’s a good place to kick back and relax for a while.  

Pousada Maluar

This modest pousada has a relaxed, rustic style and friendly ambience. Guests can sun themselves on the sunloungers by the outdoor pool, or walk to the beach to enjoy the natural rockpools. The hotel is also close to the main square with plenty of restaurants and small shops to browse. A good breakfast is served each morning.

Pousada A Capela

This locally run boutique hotel has 14 sea-view rooms and direct access to an untouched beach, with a mix of white sand and natural rockpools. The modern hotel has a cozy feel, endeavoring to deliver an all-round experience, rather than just a room to sleep in. An outdoor pool with wooden deck overlooks the ocean, while the sea-view restaurant serves fresh local produce in a variety of tasty dishes. The staff often deliver little touches to make this place all the more special for its guests.

12 Day Best of Bahia

Spend nearly two weeks exploring the Bahia region of Brazil, known for its golden sand beaches, palm trees swaying in the wind and electric Samba vibes by night. 

A holiday to Bahia reveals the essence of Brazil, with a mix of peaceful beach resorts and lively cities, all served up with bucket loads of charm.

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