Endless lonely beaches. Whether you walk north or south of Imbassai, you probably will not pass another soul for miles.
The story goes, as passed down through generations, in the early 1900s a fire broke out on a smuggling ship full of paraffin. The crew tried to reach the shores of Imbassai, but as they neared the beach there was a huge explosion.
The ship now rests less than a mile north of the village, half buried in the sand. Submerged by high tide and visible at low tide if you happen to be walking along the beach. With the exception of some rocks, the remains of the ship is the only attraction you'll see on the endless lonely beaches of Imbassaí.
The real attraction is the beach itself, over 100 meters wide at low tide. Whether you walk north or south of Imbassai, you probably will not pass another soul for miles.
There are very few places on earth you can have your own endless tropical beach fringed with countless coconut palms.
After such an amazing walk the beach huts are an ideal spot to stop and enjoy a drink and recline under a parasol. There you can also make your choice between a fresh bath in either the ocean or the river.
In the summer months of January and February it is likely you'll see tiny sea turtles trying to reach the ocean in the early morning. In the winter months from July till October it is not common, but not unheard of, to see a whale jump playfully in the water.
A fantastic spectacle is seeing the sunrise over the ocean in the early morning (around 5:30). And once a month you can't miss seeing a huge and intense red full moon rising from the ocean (at around 6 PM).
For more information about tide times and the exact dates of the full moon see our page >>Useful Information>>