It is the closest beach to town where you can swim (the water in Pontal and the Pequerê-Açu river is polluted). Jabaquara is a semi-urban neighborhood where you will find bars, restaurants, inns, beach bars and some local commerce.
The biggest attraction is the medicinal mud. According to popular beliefs, the sulferous mud makes skin healthy and beautiful. During carnival, people dress up as cave men, cover themselfs with mud and parade through the streets chanting: "Uga-Uga! Ha-Ha! Uga-Uga! Ha-Ha!"
At the end of the beach you find "Toca do Cassununga", an area with various archiolodigical sites and an impressive formation of rocks. As local legend has it this place was inhabited by "Corpo Seco"(dry body), a type of witch that haunted the region.
So take care when you visit the beach at night...
How To Get There
Follow the road that goes to Pontal and the Fort. The road climbs a hill and then decends to Jabaquara.
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