Praia do Porto da Barra, Salvador

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Colonial forts from the 17th century dot the beach landscape at Praia do 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 Praia do Porto da Barra and other attractions that appeal to you using our Salvador trip builder tool .
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  • I went with my father, a period of rain, so I couldn't enjoy it much. Is a small beach is relatively full this weekend. In the morning the sea is calm. But walking little is bottom. It is possible to rent two beach chairs and parasols by 15.00. There are stalls selling various foods, but I took a chance. Is very close to farol da Barra. On the edge there are several restaurants. People passing all the time.
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  • The beach is beautiful to take pictures and super delicious. The water is very warm and stop, you can enjoy too. As in Salvador has many beaches with white sands and thin, there is a certain critical of this beach, on the part of some people. For those who want to enjoy the Sun peacefully ideally avoid the weekends, it is packed. In the region of the bar has several restaurants, bars, shopping and gets this close to Farol da Barra, where there is a museum with panoramic view. You can enjoy quite a bit. Recommend.
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  • The beach is really beautiful, but dirty. With the sand forever dirty hard leverage. I live next door, go always, never this cleansed of truth.
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  • Small but very pretty beach. They have paddle boarding rentals(standup in Portuguese) for real cheap. There’s a couple of spots where you can fish as well. It’s a great place to watch the sunset. There’s also a nice lady that rinses off your feet for free when you’re leaving the beach. Lots of restaurants close by.
  • Dirty place ... worth knowing, because the side has the beautiful farol da barra. Despite the steps always smell the urine of a morning for it. I felt safe by the constant presence of the pm for fool the edge of the bar.
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  • The place is pretty nice, the boring are the pushy salesmen, I understand that they need to work, but it is annoying! Just sell fish and acarajé. ... There's no chicken, corn does not have crisp ... ... wonderful beer but man!
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  • The sea is a refreshing water, the beach is clean and there is a big movement of hawkers.
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  • Beautiful ... wonderful! The night does not diminish the beauty of the place.
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