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Porto da Barra, Salvador
(4/5 based on 2,800+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Much frequented by tourists, the beach bar is great for relaxing. At low tide, form little pools between the stones. At high tide the waves are more agitated. The movement of people on this beach is always intense, same day of week. Watch the sunset from the lighthouse (or Christ) is a show that is one of the attractions of Salvador.
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  • In comparison to other beaches such as Ondina, vermello, etc this beach enjoys a calm sea with few olss. Why is it full of bathers.
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  • The porto da barra beach is always very busy, it's a kind of attraction that you arrive early to enjoy the beach, make friends, see people from every corner of the world, beautiful people and of a mixed culture. The hours of them spend a lot of your time, place your evening is lovely.
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