Taking a flight to Ilhéus – Jorge Amado Airport (IOS) and renting a car to drive directly to Barra Grande is one of the best and fastest options to get to.
In addition to offering greater independence and flexibility for you to explore the region. Ilhéus Airport receives daily flights from the main capitals of Brazil and has car rental agencies available, such as: Localiza, Movida, Unidas and Hertz. The distance from the airport to Villa Kandui Maraú is 130 km. 85 km of this route is made by paved road until the junction with BR 030 and from this point, 45 km of dirt road, may be in good condition or not depending on the time of year. Although the road is dirt, it is often level and can be traveled by ordinary cars for most of the year.
During rainy periods, we recommend renting tall cars, preferably 4x4s to avoid inconvenience or delays. With the road in good condition, expect to take approximately 2h30 from the airport to Barra Grande.
Another option is to take a flight to Ilhéus – Jorge Amado Airport (IOS) and then transfer to the city of Camamu (approx. 2 hours), where there is a speedboat crossing to Pier Grande Barra. The boats leave every hour and the crossing takes about 30 min. It is a very nice walk with a beautiful view of Camamu Bay – the 3rd. largest in Brazil. Arriving in Barra Grande pier you can take a taxi or private car to Villa Kandui.
Last Departure Time: 17:00
For helicopter routes from Salvador airport, the flight duration is approximately 50 minutes and landing can be done at partner heliports, where we will be waiting for you. Please inform us in advance so we can check availability, pricing and assist with booking.
Traveling by car from Salvador to Maraú Peninsula is the cheapest but longest option. From Salvador you will take a ferry boat (approx. 45 min crossing) to Bom Despacho – Itaparica Island.
*It is advisable to use the scheduled ferry ferry service available for cars.
Head south on BA 001 toward Camamu and Itacaré. 35km past the town of Camamu, turn left at the roundabout at the third exit onto BR-030 (dirt road) toward Barra Grande. Go straight for 45kms, always towards Barra Grande. Estimated travel time: approx. 6-7 hours.
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