Itapoan, Salvador

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#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. 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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  • The beach and nature are beautiful, but don't expect anything of the architecture of the neighborhood. Ugly buildings too, no history preserved, in addition to the Church, and almost no green.
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  • If you are on your way to more distant beaches in the city, such as Stella Maris or Flamengo, it's worth a stop in Itapuã. The coconut trees on the beachfront. On site, there is a lighthouse and a square in tribute to Vinícius de Moraes, who lived on site, and paid homage to in your "Afternoon in Itapuã. In fact, the House where Vinícius resided is today the restaurant Casa di Vina.
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  • Unfortunately the human degradation, has made the dream of spending an afternoon in itapua, stayed only in poetry.
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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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