I'm very familiar with Brazil but until very recently not Canoa Quebrada but that all changed this past winter. I have to agree with Viagen e Turismo, Canoa Quebrada has some stunning beaches: among the most beautiful anywhere in the world. A mixture of mountainous sand dunes, palm trees and Atlantic breakers, wilder than the sheltered reef beaches of Salvador.
Canoa Quebrada has escaped the worst ravages of mass tourism. The main street is traffic free, there are no high rise hotels only small Inns/hotels. We stayed in Pousada Iguana (very good) but there's a wide range of choices. We were there during Carnival and had a blast! Rio it wasn't but of course Canoa is a charming beach town not a mega city. The parade went though the main street with all the muster and authenticity of a small town. There were hand-made floats, costumes, dancers - the whole works. Of course we had the best seat in the house at cafe Habana (great food).
Great fun during the day on the beach , warm water, sandy beach, lot's of baraccas, life full nightlife, real Brazilian village. Half of the inhabitants are Europens nested in Brasil. A must to visit place for individual tourists. Bistro Natural run by Cassia the most atmospheric restaurant on the main street.
Nice place with mainly Brazilians. The view from the dunes is breathtaking. During the day a stay at one of the baraccas at the beach is nice, and great food! (tip: Natural Bistro)