For a small village in the middle of nowhere, Morro de São Paulo has a surprising number of excellent restaurants. The main street of the village, Broadway, is lined with eateries. Although most are open for lunch, it's in the evening that things really get hopping. Sabor da Terra (tel. 075/3652-1156) is famous for its generous portions of outstanding moquecas and bobó de camarão (prawn stew). Meat eaters can order the picanha na chapa, tender steak served at your own table grill. The tables on the veranda (if you can snag one) offer great views of the main street. One of the prettiest viewpoints in town is that of O Casarão (tel. 075/3652-1022; closed Sun), overlooking the main square. The menu offers a number of excellent fish and seafood dishes (portions serve two people) including moquecas and grilled fish. Located on Fourth Beach (Quarta Praia), Pimenta Rosa (at Pousada Vila dos Corais; tel. 075/3652-1506; daily 10am-6pm, closed May-June) is a great spot for a long leisurely lunch by the beach. Specialties include grilled fish and seafood stews.

Note: All restaurants we've mentioned accept Visa or MasterCard. However, bring extra cash when dining out because the online authorization can be fickle and sometimes service is unavailable.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.