Arlette's apartment was very modern, spacious, tastefully decorated and fully equipped. - exactly as described.
The south facing balcony, overlooking the pool's is enormous.
The apartment block had a mixture of mainly residential expats and a few holiday makers.
Both the Supermarket and Bakery is only a short walk away from the apartment, but be aware both are closed on Sundays.
A free regular shuttle bus can take you to Pronta Preta Peach and Santa Maria, or a taxi will cost 3 EUR each way during the day and 4 EUR euro in the evening.
Bikini Beach is a 10 minute walk away , and we regularly walked the longer beach route to Santa Maria with regular stops to admire the Ocean and on some occasions spotted Pilot Whales swimming near the beach.
All in all we had a very pleasant, restful and peaceful stay and you can choose vibrant night or day life of Santa Maria if you wish which is 5 mins on the shuttle bus.
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