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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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  • Soteropolitanos, beach, is one of the best of Salvador, however, the stalls surrounding the beach are torments for tourists. Insistent, persistent and annoying.
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  • Think of a place that the soul renews every look. So is the porto da barra. Let's see by the Sun give me your hand
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  • Very crowded with a wonderful sunset. Without a doubt one of the best beaches in Brazil. With service to eat and drink
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