Barra de São Miguel is right opposite the Praia do Gunga, an exceptionally beautiful white sandy stretch of beach protected by an offshore reef. The reef means that the waters here are calm - great for kayakers as well as swimmers. The best places to stay in Barra de São Miguel are generally pousadas, but our Gurus have also found a rather nice spa resort to include on our list.
At its busiest the sands of Praia do Gunga are littered with towels and bronzed limbs and you can even take a dune buggy ride. And the waters are dotted with kayaks and other small crafts. There are larger boats docking at regular intervals from local towns and several open air restaurants on the harbour.
Aside from going to the beach, Barra de São Miguel also has several look outs offering wonderful beach views. Just behind, and beside the town grows tropical rainforest. But this is very much a beach break destination.
Our pick of the best places to stay in Barra de Sao Miguel is ideal for anyone looking for total relaxation.
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Barra de Sao Miguel (Barra Mar)
This sensational property is owner Pedro's first venture into hospitality. Striking yet sympathetic to its natural surroundings local wood and stone is juxtaposed with glass, clean lines and panoramic views! Cuisine is modern with a Portuguese influence. There is also a wine bar, spa and pool.