This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Barra Grande.
Barra Grande is a city and beach in the Marau Peninsula of Brazil. It is the entrance to the peninsula and is a top destination for anyone looking to reach the rest of the peninsula. Barra Grande is a bay that is dotted with houses, hostels, restaurants, and businesses. Its main economy is based on tourism, which is booming all year.
Hostels in the village, located on the bay, are plentiful and staffed by welcoming hosts who are ready to feed, dress, and retain you. The hostel rates are very affordable, which is common in most of Brazil. You can get a number of hostels near the bay itself so you can wake up to the sand and surf.
The village and surrounding area are among the most culturally and historically diverse in the country. The “native” people here come from all over the world. The populace is mainly one of tourists who came to the village and settled down in ages past. For this reason, you will find a range of international establishments, such as restaurants and bars near the city.
Your hostel will also be staffed by people who are likely to be multilingual. The combination of cultures, cuisines, and traditions makes staying among the people of Barra Grande an adventure. It still retains its traditional and nostalgic charm as a fishing village, and it has no intention of becoming a commercial center in the future.
If you love food, Barra Grande is the place for you. There is a mix of Italian, French, Dutch, and Spanish cuisine here. There are also many local restaurants offering delicacies unique to the city and the general region. These include ingredients like tapiocas, moquecas, and more. You can also take a boat to the mainland to escape the idyllic life in the village and have a more adventurous time.
Written by local enthusiast for Barra Grande hostelsJakob Lombardi