Itapoan, Salvador

2.9
#7 of 22 in Beaches in Salvador
Itapoan, a pleasant beach dotted with rocks, tide pools, and towering coconut palms, was immortalized in verse by Brazilian poet and composer, Vinicius de Moraes. A charming red and white lighthouse presides over the beach, providing a photogenic backdrop as you swim or sunbathe. Many beach shacks offer snacks and the best in Bahian cuisine. To visit Itapoan on your trip to Salvador, use our Salvador itinerary planner.
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  • August 7, 2017
    This beach is far inland and has a width of very large sand, different from the Center. The price of the tents are not expensive and has a delicious apple pie. But be careful with the objects of value because they can be robbed.
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  • July 25, 2017
    In General, the more remote beaches are beautiful because it has these tracks from trees, which give a beautiful look to them.
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  • July 11, 2017
    The beach itself is not as pretty as I imagined but worth knowing. It is possible to walk, eat acarajé, tapioca as there are recommended places to enjoy a true tapioca.
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Where to stay in Salvador

The majority of accommodations in Salvador fall into three distinct groupings. If you want to be close to the best historical attractions, stay in or near the old town of Pelourinho, a few minutes from the city's west-facing coastline. This also puts you in the heart of Salvador's tourist-driven nightlife. Your second option is to stay at the southwestern tip of the city, in the neighborhood of Barram, where you'll have instant access to one of Salvador's favorite beaches. Finally, look a bit farther afield to Rio Vermelho, a quieter beachside neighborhood facing south.
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