Praia do Leão has been repeatdly chosen as one of the most beautiful beaches of Brazil.
Far away, situated beyond the Xaréu Dam, its name comes from a very big stone, which profile is like a laid down sea lion. By the side another rocky formation - the Viuvinha Mount. A lot of nests can be seen in these rocky formations.
Very white sand, swimming pools in stones, water spouts, sideway to the sea. In the height, the constructive evidences of the Bom Jesus do Leão Fort, with 13 half buried canons.
This is the beach where the most turtle eggs laying occurs. This is a Reserve area with a permanent rigid control; during the egg laying period nobody goes down to beach after 06:00 PM.