tagged beach, Brazil, caixadoce, hiking and praia do meio
Today we took a 20 minute mini bus ride from Paraty this morning to Trindade. From Trindade, it was supposed to be a 30 minute hike through Praia do Meio to Caxiadoce. Sounded easy enough from the start…but whenever Mike and I go on a hike, it’s never a direct route. We seem to always get lost. The half an hour that it takes everyone else, always takes us much longer…today it took us two hours.
Caixadoce is a natural pool of water, formed from these giant boulders (that form a circle in the water) which also serve to protect you from the surf of the ocean. The water felt cool and refreshing after the hike. Here’s Mike’s relaxing and enjoying the afternoon sun.
There’s also an alternative to hiking…small motorboats go back and forth from Caixadoce to Praia do Meio for only 5 reias each (about $2.50 ). For our return, we decided to skip the hike and take the 4 minute motorboat back. Five minutes after boarding the boat, we were relaxing under beach umbrellas, drinking a cold beer.
Hard to see but Mike is sitting on top of the rocks where the waves are crashing in on him.