Itapoan, Salvador

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#6 of 21 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. A visit to Itapoan represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Salvador driving holiday planner to plot your vacation.
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  • I found the beach dirty and with too much algae. The sea looks calm more pulls too. I was only a day and haven't.
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  • We descend in Itapua and stopped at the tent of Rogerio. Cold beer, excellent service and really the beach to the povao. That there's no music singing itapuã more. many stalls, guys all there. but the beach is hot.
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  • I love the beach, very well cared for (aside from having many algae). Saves lives and nice sea.
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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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