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Tour of Praia Do Forte and the Tamar Sea Turtle Project

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Address: Salvador, State of Bahia 41940-350, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 71 3015 2235
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Great place to relax and enjoy a meal and a drink plus to see the turtles

Praia do Forte is a veryt turistical town, but anyway so nice and relaxed and with good music at some bars and restaurants. The Tamar project is worth a look but there is no... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Although we were happy to visit the sea turtles, the tour meant we spent the majority of the day inside a mini van - trying to cram in too many things meant less time actually outside and enjoying the sea, sun etc. Could easily be arranged with public transport etc yourselves at much cheaper cost - though if with families... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The name of the project is the abbreviation of words TArtaruga MARina (marine turtles) It is the conservation project and the main goal of TAMAR is to protect marine turtles from ocean water pollution etc. Our experience of visiting this place was disappointing. We were badly impressed on how this scientific facility is organized. All giant turtles prisoned in Tamar... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We went to this place, on the understanding that it was purely a conservation project, how wrong we were. upon walking into the site you are greeted with cardboard cut outs of cartoon turtles for the kids, I thought they have to do something to bring in additional revenue, unfortunately this theme was throughout the site. Large turtle in pools... More 

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Parma, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Praia do Forte is a veryt turistical town, but anyway so nice and relaxed and with good music at some bars and restaurants. The Tamar project is worth a look but there is no English translation for the descriptions, there is some English for names and other items but limited. Anyway it is for sure worth visiting.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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