Boipeba has been recognized by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site due to its rich natural environment. The island is located in the Tinharé archipelago and is known for its tranquility, environmental preservation and exquisite tropical landscapes. Made up of the villages of Velha Boipeba, São Sebastião, Moreré and Monte Alegre, the island has become a popular destination for travellers seeking contact with nature and tranquillity, enjoying activities such as hiking and canoeing in paradisiacal waters. The village offers great gastronomic options, and tasting Bahian cuisine is an experience in itself: a delicious blend of African, Portuguese and indigenous influences. A complete trip!
Boipeba was one of the first places in Bahia to be colonized. Boipeba's name originates from the indigenous Tupi word - m'boi pewa - which is a reference to the sea turtle. In 1537 the Jesuits founded the Aldeia e Residência de Boipeba. Boipeba then became a producer of various foodstuffs and supplied the capital, Salvador and other cities in the region. It quickly developed with the arrival of settlers and between the years 1608 and 1610, Boipeba was elevated to a village. During this period the Church of Divino Espírito Santo was built by the Jesuits, the most important historical monument on the island. Boipeba is formed by the villages of Velha Boipeba, São Sebastião, Moreré and Monte Alegre.