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Porto da Barra, Salvador

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Colonial forts from the 17th century dot the beach landscape at Porto da Barra. The calm, clear waters and white sandy beach attracts locals and tourists of all sorts, from rich to poor and eclectic to mundane. Besides large crowds, which you can escape with a short walk in either direction, you'll also see a small white colonial fort at one end, and a whitewashed church on the other.

Swimming is permitted in the warm, clean waters, but street merchants will try to sell you all types of goods, especially eyeing your goods if you leave them alone to take a dip in the water. One of the key things about this bay is that it faces west allowing a picturesque view of the sun setting behind the bay. Plan to see Porto da Barra and other attractions that appeal to you using our Salvador vacation trip planner.
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  • The Porto da Barra beach is a popular beach, with a beautiful sunset. The waters are crystal clear and calm sea. The strip of sand is small and there's plenty of street vendors.
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  • Who never closed with a smoking and watching the sun go down on the bar, there were thousands of times
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  • It is a very nice, quiet, place to my I liked to be on the beach at sunset, there are street vendors to eat something (in Bay tooooodos you want to sell something) you look at entering and exiting boats of all shapes and size, passengers and crews, is where you see the culture of this peculiar people
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