Morro de São Paulo Tips
There are some private doctors, a health center
and two pharmacies. The nearest hospital is in Valença,
half an hour away on a fast boat.
Ultraviolet radiation is very intense in the
tropics. It is not healthful be in the sun without sunscreen.
Avoid home-made preparations, as well the oils sold in the
region, such as urucum (annatto) and others, which do not
provide protection from the sun.
If you have never eaten anything with dendê (African
oilpam) oil before, avoid eating too much of it the first
time around. It can lead to certain intestinal dysfunctions.
Also, go slow with the pepper. In Bahia, it is very strong.
Compared to any Brazilian city, Morro
de Sao Paulo is very safe. Robberies and other crimes
are rare. Walking around most places is safe even at night.
But don’t overdo it! Don't leave wallets and electronic
devices lying around on the beach.