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Address: Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare, State of Bahia, Brazil
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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The village of Gambia is very small..and within a hour walk from Moro de sao Paulo. Water taxi's running between site's every halt an hour. Beaches are quiet with some local... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
elbx88
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Jerusalem
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Jerusalem
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

The village of Gambia is very small..and within a hour walk from Moro de sao Paulo. Water taxi's running between site's every halt an hour. Beaches are quiet with some local bars and restaurants. Some water activities : kayaking , SAP, boat touring.

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66 reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Walk right from the harbour along the beach. Check in your hotel when the tide is low. Get you body covered with the clay and take some brilliant shots and videos. From Gamboa take the boat back.

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Calvia, Spain
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

You can reach gamboa beach on foot when the tide is low. It's calmer than the other beaches but not less charming, there is very good restaurants beach front

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Thank Gaobinna
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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

I loved this beach, its white powder sand, the colorful fishing boats, the tranquility, plus it is walking distance to the thermal mud.

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Thank FollowTheStars17
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Gamboa is a bit far from the very touristic areas. It's beautiful and has very calm waters between river and ocean. I recommend walking there in the morning or beginning of the afternoon and coming back by boat by sunset (because of the high tide)

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Thank carlosonmars
California
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

better than praia 1 and 2, even better than three, four or five. the unspoiled beauty of this natural area is fabulous to experience. Walk from town on the beach at low tide. Avoid the crowded area of gamboa beach. Just enjoy the unspoiled people-less parts of the long shore.

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Oslo, Norway
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Relaxed atmosphere and affordable food. Take a walk in the quiet streets behind the beach. It's possible to walk to Gamboa from Morro on the beach at low tide, but don't miss the opportunity to hike along the dusty road. Approximately 45 min each way.

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Thank aaseip
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Gamboa is were the locals of Morro live. It's more down to earth and less wealthy but more authentic. The beach here is a long stretch of white sand. You'll find beach huts ( less sophisticated than the Morro ones) were you can grab cold drinks and grilled Brazilian prawns at a fraction of the price of the places in... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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266 reviews
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Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

You can walk from the village in Morro to Gamboa in about 30 minutes along the beach. Nice adventure for children! Then once there you can have your skin improved for free with the local mud from the wall in the Morro, just follow the locals! You can come back to Morro by boat if you do not want to... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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56 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

What a treat to get away from cars and motorcycles! The water is like bath water with no waves or rocks or seaweed. And the mud baths are fun. Wish I was there longer to see if a daily treatment could really be therapeutic. The people are so nice. A real village with fishermen, kids playing soccer on the beach,... More 

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