The Marau Peninsula is a beautiful beach-fringed peninsula, just south of Salvador in the state of Bahia and a great place to spend a few days during a more extensive Brazil holiday. Stunning beaches stretch along the entire length of the peninsula, on both its Atlantic side and along the Baia de Camamu - the sheltered bay behind the Marau Peninsula - which is one of Brazil's largest bays.
The Marau Peninsula is less visited than the northern beaches of Bahia state. A single dirt track leads to small pousadas that line the coastline and overlook the water on each side. Fishing villages also dot the coastline, including Barre Grande, which sits at the tip of the Marau Peninsula. It's a pretty little town, offering panoramic views of the mouth of the Baia de Camamu, and is well worth a visit.