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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  • The beach is cute, but too full and dirty. Many stalls, there is not enough space for so many people and vendors abuse rental prices Chair and beach umbrella.
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  • The beach is excellent for bath on weekdays. Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays is impossible to attend, in view of the volume of people. The sunset is jaw-dropping, counting on Itaparica Island as a frame.
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  • While the beach and sea, consider one of the best areas of Salvador. Yet it is impossible to go on weekends because the competition for space is unimaginable. Sellers (owners of the "tents") occupy all the sand with their tents and chairs, and who wants to sit by your account, have serious difficulties. The situation does not change much on the Boardwalk, taken by "representatives" of the stall owners and hawkers in low hygiene and rude.
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  • In Porto da Barra, is a milestone to celebrate the founding of the city of Salvador. It is a place that is well served by buses and easy to reach. As well as the Farol da Barra, in its vicinity there are many restaurants, bars, coffee shops, supermarkets and other services. Is a good place to meet with friends at night. In the daytime, has a beach quite frequented because your sea is calm. Ideal for children.
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  • The water is crystal clear, watch the sunset on the beach of porto is really fantastic, but in high season would not recommend because the space between water and sand is short which makes the beach too crowded, and unfortunately was glaring the number of people who were smoking "maco NHA, which generates a lot of discomfort, in addition it was remarkable the presence of opportunistic eye on belongings of tourists waiting for just the first slip, place that requires policing, would indicate the natural beauty but stay alert and not take anything of much value .
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  • Monday to Friday the best beach for those who love sea cleanliness and quiet, but if you prefer excitement go on weekends.
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  • Best beach in Salvador! For bathing, for fun, to admire the scenery, to take the kids. Much choice of food, in the sand and in the restaurants of the edge.
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  • Beautiful Beach. Is always full, you find everything around. The sea is quiet, looks like a natural pool. Good to do sports and take children. Come back more often for sure. Really one of the best beach.
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