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 Imbassaí.
Imbassai is a beach in Bahia, Brazil, that is thought to be one of the best in the country. There are many things to see and do in and around the beach. The towns and villages along the coast also offer many hostels and villas to stay in while you enjoy all that Imbassai has to offer.
When staying at a hostel in Imbassai, make sure you ask the staff for directions to the river Imbassai as well. This is the river that flows into the sea. It runs parallel to the beach and is one of the best swimming spots in the area. The river is warm, shallow, and the outlet into the ocean is a magical location.
Noticeably, the beaches of Imbassai are the best attraction it has. They are clean, empty, and good for long walks. Your hostel owners will recommend good places to watch the jellyfish as well. Whether you are staying in the area or are coming in from Salvador, you can get in touch with nature here. One option is to book an eco-tour, which will take you to the nearby Sapiranga forest reserve.
If you came here for the cuisine, you will not be disappointed. Most of the locals and tourists in the area are attracted to the great, local restaurants along the beach, of which there are many. Beach bars can also be found dotting the coastline. Remember to avoid weekends if you do not want to mingle with a busy crowd of tourists and local townsfolk.
With nature being the main theme of Imbassai, the period between October and March is one of the best times to visit. The turtles hatch in February, and you can watch as they try to reach the ocean from the beach. These sea turtles are an endangered species, so make sure you treat them with respect and do not interfere with the hatching.
Written by local enthusiast for Imbassaí hostelsJakob Lombardi