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Tour of Praia Do Forte and the Tamar Sea Turtle Project

Salvador, State of Bahia 41940-350, Brazil
+55 71 3015 2235
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Ranked #3 of 22 activities in Salvador
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Praia do Forte is a lovely town with great beaches and a low-key, relaxed atmosphere. It's a great change from the chaos of Salvador. The turtle reserve was disappointing, however. While the work being done is excellent, the displays of the turtles leave a lot to be desired. Given the resources of this project, it felt tragic to see enormous... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We have been in Salvador for the World Cup and decided to rent a car to visit Praia de Forte for the day. It was so lovely- a quaint little beach town with lots of shops and restaurants. The beaches and town were a much needed break from the hustle an bustle of Salvador. It is touristy but it seems... More

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Bergen Op Zoom, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The city Praia Do Forte is a very lovely city and very cosy. The turtle project is most nice to visit during December to March months as the turtle eggs might hatch. Afterwards we snorkeled around a close rif seeing a lot of colored fish.

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

The turtle project is a little commercialised and light weight, but it's a nice enough place for kids. The town with its boutique shops and restaurants are quite charming and relaxed. The best part is the beach which is quite idyllic with its palm trees. The fishing port/village has character and is very colourful. Worth a trip if you are... More

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This is a really cool place to visit if you are in the area. The turtles are cool, the beach is beautiful, and the shops are fun. The restaurants are plentiful and delicious too. We were just there for the day but I could definitely see spending several days here.

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Goiania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Visiting Praia do Forte was a good idea, but it was not totally worth it because my family and I had already visited the Tamar Sea Turtle Project in Ubatuba. The colorful fishing village is picturesque. Trying the local corn on the cob and "cocada" was the obvious choice,but great anyway.

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Yorks England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We have seen other turtle conservation projects but we thought this was the most professional one yet. It was very encouraging to see the care being taken with these beautiful creatures. The cafe/restaurant was very good

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Frozen north
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

There is really quite a lot to see at Projeto Tamar! If you arrive at the right time, you can watch as all of fish and turtles are fed. There are plenty of places to sit and take it easy, so plan for a relaxing visit of 1.5-2 hours.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

Complete waste of time to do so, spent most of the day in a tour bus and Praia do Forte and Guarajumba beach where you stop after are really not noteworthy. We stayed in Salvador 3 days so we could do this tour and regretted it. Salvador needs 2 days max, and you can happily skip this knowing you missed... More

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Køge
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Nice small place but No guided Tour - no service only selfservice - and a big souvenir shop whith a lot of personel

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