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“A place you will remind forever!”
Review of Mangue Seco Beach

Mangue Seco Beach
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 28 June 2015

This place is staying in my mind & heart like really few! The night I arrived was kind of skeptical, we got a very simple hotel seafront, not that special. The morning after we started riding a dune buggy and my perspective changed - a beautiful huge desert of sand, palms and sandy hills that you really can't forget. Then we arrived to a beautiful large beach with hammocks and we laid there the wold day, unforgettable!

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Reviewed 2 January 2015 via mobile

If you are in Aracaju- SE takes only 1 hour by bus. But you can go from Bahia too. You can consult any travel agency around either it's safer and easy. Also don't forget to go into the dunes by boogie! It's a nice ride. Cost 130 Reais but can be split by 4 people the capacity of the boogie( car). You will see beautiful landscapes also after the ride you can stop for w beer and lunch and enjoy the beach too. Don't forget the cap and sunscream because the sun there or very strong also a sunglasses.

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Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

The boat trip is really beautiful and the beach has warm, calm, shallow waters. There is only one food kiosk at the beach, so be prepared for terrible service and expensive food. There are hammocks for you to rest if you don't feel like going into the water.

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Reviewed 29 September 2013

Whole place is like paradise...miles of beautiful coast with firm sandy beach and dunes with coconut trees. Place is quiet with few bunches of locals running the restaurants and tourists (mostly Brazilians) arriving in buggies (little open top cars) from village on the river side of peninsula. You can spend the time wandering around dunes and if you lucky you can see the hatching turtles. The dunes itself are phenomenal and always moving so some trees are covered with sand up to the top where you can get yourself a fresh coconut. There are spectacular views from the dunes hills towards the river with all the palm and coconut trees below. Ocean side is equally stunning with views of the beach and the lines of coconut trees on the end of dunes. You can walk into the ocean for at least hundred of meters and still be waist deep, which helps to safely enjoy the wave tumbling :). And you can easily find spots of the beach where there will be no one, but you for whole day.

Because it is quite expensive to get there and far away either from Salvador or Aracaju, it still unspoiled and not haunted with hoards of tourists. To get there you will need to get by bus to the town of Indiaroba and take the taxi (R$25 one way) to the jetty on the river in small village where you have to take boat (R$100 return per speedboat max 6) to peninsula side and then take the little car called buggy (R$80 per car for max 4 people return).

Try to beat down the cost by joining the other parties. this can bring the cost down quite considerably and remember you can always try to bargain ;) even if you save R$5-10, that is the money you can spend on beer at the beach restaurant :).

1  Thank MaRaS74
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

Was born and raised in Brazil and used to go to totally empty/virgin beaches when I was a kid and it was very nice to see that those paradise still exists.
Of course no pain no gain.
3 hours by car from Salvador, 25m' by boat to cross a river and a 15m' jeep ride over the sand dunes to get there.
It is probably 90m' drive from Aracaju or Costa do Sauipe.
Not a religious person but will ask God to take me back there again.

1  Thank Walter R
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