Imbassaí | Mata de São João
The first inhabitants were the ones that named the place Imbassaí, which in the Tupi language, means “river way”. It’s easy to know why; there are many fresh water passages that flow in cascades and rapids, parallel to the dunes, towards the sea.
Located at the Environmental Protection Área of Linha Verde, the city is 63km away from Salvador and only 13km from Praia do Forte. It gathers attractions for those looking for ecological and adventure tourism, with special points for rafting and sand board.
Imbassaí has recently improved ecological tourism, since Linha Verde’s launching. After the construction of the road, which interconnects all the destinations of the Coconut Coast, the primitive settlement started to prepare its infrastructure, acquiring new equipments to receive and attend visitors better. The inns, bars and restaurants are spread in an area of 3km², among cashew trees, coconut groves and woods.
Its 6km of beaches are flanked by high dunes, which hide Imbassaí River, famous in the region for offering a calm and reinvigorating bath. The kiosks are located in the sand stretch between the beach and the river, offering cold drinks and appetizers prepared with seafood, besides the traditional acarajé. The access to the beaches is only possible for pedestrians, because the rivers around them form a natural barrier for vehicles, what makes the place even more peaceful.