Pouso da Cajaiba

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Big Beach (Praia Grande).
Pouso da Cajaíba.
Pouso da Cajaíba.
Pouso da Cajaíba.
Ipanema Beach, also known as Panema or Itanema.

Pouso da Cajaíba is within a region completely preserved by Juatinga Ecological Reserve. Without electricity, the village runs on generators, candles and ice.

With some beautiful pristine beaches, this paradise is about 2 hours by boat from Paraty.

What to bring

  • Repellent - Bring with you because there is no pharmacy around.
  • Sunscreen - Bring with you because there is no pharmacy around.
  • Sneakers for trails - The main attractions are reached by trails, so good footwear is essential.
  • Camera - The place is beautiful and deserves to be photographed.
  • Rain Coat - To protect the rain if you go camping.
  • Plastic bags - To wrap up personal belongings to not get wet. Landing on the beach is made in boats that can often be wet.
  • Money - No eletricity means no credit card and ATM machines, so bring money.
  • Medications - If you make use of any medications, bring it in your luggage, since there is no on-site pharmacy.

What to do

There are several walks to lookouts, waterfalls and nearby beaches, which can be done by trail or boat.


  • Pouso da Cajaíba beach - With a small fishing village, is the beach that has more infrastructure despite being one of the smallest, with just over 300 meters long. Only if it arrives by boat, which makes the place a great getaway for those seeking tranquility. His calm and greenish in color, are good for diving. Beach Landing is not the best, so it's worth eating there and then go somewhere else.
  • Sumaca - wild and pristine beach only 150 meters long. You get there by boat and then a trail of approximately 40 minutes. The beach is beautiful and almost no waves. There is only one restaurant serving hearty and tasty PF. The Sumac is close to Martim de Sá Beach.
  • Calhaus - deserted beach with many rocks in the sea. For its difficult access and poor infrastructure is recommended for those who like a more direct contact with nature. It is near the Itaóca.
  • Itaóca - No infrastructure and virtually untouched, this beach is next to Pebbles and also worth visiting.
  • Praia Grande da Cajaíba - A beach with clear waters and fine sand and yellowish. Streams of Praia Grande and Spy are Itaóca of the river, flowing into the middle of the beach and forming a pond. In the small valley formed between the beach and the mountains there are a few fishermen's houses. On the right side of the beach, next to a bamboo bar that opens sporadically, there is a small trail that leads to two beautiful waterfalls with waterfall ending in a pit. Access is by boat and takes two hours or track 30 minutes from the beach landing. The beach is one of the hottest and has a few restaurants that appeal to those who want to eat and also to people who prefer to relax with a beer.
  • Martim de Sá - deserted and wild, this beach is about 450 meters long. The easiest way to get there is from Cajaíba. It has good waves for surfing, and a waterfall nearby. It is near the beach at Sumac. There is a camping site. The sale of alcoholic beverages on site.
  • Toca do Carro - This small beach is a great option for those who prefer less crowded beaches and calm sea, good for swimming. Why not rely on infrastructure, it is recommended that visitors bring food and drinks.
  • Ipanema - a calm beach and a small community. On site there is a well of fresh water ideal for cooling off.


  • Ponta da Juatinga
  • Pedra das Araras
  • Pedra do Miranda
  • Pedra Frutada
  • Toca da Onça
  • Farol de Joatinga - Lighthouse


  • Cachoeira da Grande
  • 3 quedas
  • Cachoeira Martins de Sá

Marine life

The region has water so clear you can see fish of different species almost on the beach without the aid of snorkeling, but if it is strongly recommended to take.


There are no nightclubs in place. Occasionally some people do luau in the sand in front of the bar.

Eating and drinking

In Cajaíba beach where there is more dining options, all very simple. The dish made (PF) is the most served. Chicken, fish or meat, costs $ 15.00 (2011 prices). There are also options for seafood and a delicious banana streusel. Beer is also found in compatible prices.

  • Bars - A campsite is located in the path of fish and two on the beach.
  • Bakery - Located in the left corner of Beach Landing, has a good breakfast. It also sells some basic items such as snacks, water and soft drinks.

Where to stay

The best option is to stay in the houses of fishermen.


  • Camping His Lorival
    • Phone: (24) 9909-4257
  • Camping Trail Fish - has an area of ​​8,000 m², with toilets, hot showers 24 hours, laundry tanks, safety, availability of basic medicines, safe custody services, rental of kayaks, snorkelling gear and tents, garden and compost (organic waste for recycling), communal kitchen, barbecue, bar-restaurant and night lighting with outlets for recharging electronics.

Fisherman's house

  • Ana (the bar next to the church) - belongs to the local community and negotiates all types of homes.
    • Phone: (24) 9911-2579.
  • House of Kino and Olga - rental season
    • Phone: (24) 7836-5933 / (11) 7886-4173


  • The Inn Tambaqui - Single Cajaíba hostel, has 8 suites.
  • Value for holidays, weekends and holidays: £ 40.00 (daily per person).

How to get there


  • By bus - Go to Paraty or Paraty-Mirim and from there take one of the boats or boats that go to the Landing of Cajaíba (see below).

By car - Go to Paraty or Paraty-Mirim and from there take one of the boats or boats that go to the Landing of Cajaíba (see below).

  • By boat from Paraty - The route is done in 2 hours.
  • By boat from Paraty-Mirim - The course is made in one hour.
  • By boat from Paraty - The journey takes 40 minutes.
  • By boat from Paraty-Mirim - The journey takes 30 minutes.
    • Contact for shuttle launch: Old (24) 9983-0911
  • How to move around -

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