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How to get here

The closest International Airport is Porto Seguro (Code BPS) – 35km, a 45 minutes drive.
 There are 10 daily direct flights from Sao Paolo, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte, and Salvador
, as well as direct flights from Milan & Lisbon.

Legal issues

We can help you with all the legal issues a home purchase in a different country brings along. Feel free to contact our representatives who are very happy to inform you about the entire procedure.

What is our expertise

We already built several houses in Bahian style and are currently working on a beach front house as well as a restaurant for you to enjoy.

Financing Options

Feel free to get in touch about financing options. We have experienced bank officials in our team to support and advice you with all your financial questions.

How long does it take to build

It takes about 6 months after planning to build your new home – all depending on you furniture wishes. We can fully equip your house with handmade wooden furniture and lighting.

Can I visit upfront

We very much welcome you to spend your holidays in one of our already built bungalows to experience this magic place. Contact us for all the details.

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Important Information for your Trip

Visa Information

Citizens of the following countries can travel to Brazil as tourists or visitors for up to 90 days without a visa:
Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Surinam, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay, Vatican (Holy See), Venezuela.
Visitors from these countries require a valid passport or child ID. In addition, upon entry you must submit a valid return or onward ticket and proof of sufficient funds.
The above information is subject to correction.

Climate

The humid tropical climate of the region is one of the most pleasant in the world due to both the warm, moist winds from the South Atlantic and frequent strong winds from Patagonia.

An average temperature of 22°C in winter and 24°C in summer means that you can enjoy beach life throughout the year.

The region doesn’t have a definite rainy season, but the months of August/September and January/ February are considered to be the driest and there is usually more rainfall in the month of May.

Currency

Brazil’s currency is the Real, plural Reais.
Paying with credit cards does not create any problems in most shops and restaurants. ATMs issue cash on Maestro, Cirrus, VISA and Master cards. Please look for the appropriate symbol on the ATM!
If guests wish to bring currency into Brazil, amounts above a value of 10,000 Reais must be declared.
It is difficult to cash traveller cheques in Brazil and they usually incur high fees.
In Brazil each bill from a restaurant includes a percentage for tips.

Language

The language spoken in Brazil and in Bahia is Portuguese. Brazilian Portuguese is slightly different from the Portuguese spoken in Portugal. The pronunciation is softer than in Portugal.

The language spoken in our region has a significantly simplified grammar, as is the case throughout the country.

Medical Care

Good medical care is guaranteed in Bahia as well as throughout the entire region. In the village of Santo André medical emergencies are treated in the »Posto de Saude«. Santa Cruz Cabralia has a small hospital and the city of Porto Seguro has a large hospital. There are also numerous private hospitals, dentists and specialist medical practices in the region.
We recommend to come with your own medical insurance.

Vaccinations

No special vaccinations are required for entry to Brazil. In addition to the standard vaccinations, we recommend a yellow fever vaccination. Bahia is not a malarial area and prophylaxis is therefore not necessary.
Using an insect repellent is sufficient to protect you from dengue fever while on holiday.

Time Zone

Brazil uses four standard time zones. Bahía is located in the GMT-3 time zone.
The time difference between our place in Guaiú Beach and Western Europe is 3 hours behind in the European winter (e.g. London 14:00 – Porto Seguro 11:00), in the European summer it is 4 hours behind (e.g. London 14:00 – Porto Seguro 10:00).

Car Rental

Rental cars or buggies are available at the airport or in Porto Seguro.
You can choose from a variety of different international companies, or already rent a car upon arrival when booking your plane ticket.
An international driver’s licence as well as a credit card is mandatory for vehicle rentals.

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