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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 vacation trip planner.
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  • Recommend me it and I went to have lunch, it is like many restaurants in Argentina, the normal food prices as well as in Bs. As. , very good, normal also decoration
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  • Porto da Barra has a great location, it is a small beach, with some 300 m maximum extension, the sea is too good and the sunset is amazing. If you do not have a shower only sit on the short wall on the sidewalk and gaze up at the beach, the Sun, children playing ball and the swimmers already is very interesting. On the South end near the Fort Santa Maria soon that descends the ramp has the Ricássio tent, go over there and take a caipirinha and can pull matter because he is going to love. Ask about the occasion when he danced with Ivete Sangalo without knowing it, the story is entertaining.
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  • Beach of crystal-clear waters, tranquil sea, without a lot of waves. Having attractions to play in water, kayaking etc. The evening you can enjoy one of the most beautiful sunset. Many tourists in the middle of the week, on Sundays I'd advise against it because it's too crowded.
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