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Itaparica island

Embarque no Centro Nautico da Bahia, ao lado do Mercado Modelo | Baía de Todos os Santos, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
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Ranked #42 of 173 attractions in Salvador
Type: Tours, Beaches
Description: Daily 5am-6pm
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London
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

If, like me, you've struggled to find any decent online info about this place then I can at least give you the benefit if this link containing a nice simple map of the island: http://insiderbrazil.wordpress.com/2012/11/25/travel-in-brazil-salvador-36-itaparica-island-late-in-the-afternoon/ My Garmin GPS and Google Maps both think Mar Grande is in a different location to where it really is - the southern beach of... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

It was a nice ferry boat across and the view was nice. once on the island we saw morro de sao paulo, very touristy and expensive. but the beaches were nice and good party!!! Lots of plants and trees, reminds me of home in Florianopolis.

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Vera Cruz, BA
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

If you are looking for a place where forget all the big city stress you must go to the Ilha de Itaparica. People there live like developing countries lived 50 years forward.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I didn't like it much, after going to the Frades Island and after visiting the Pelourinho, Itaparica doesn't seem that great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

Very good place to relax and enjoy the beach and The all saints bay. Good place to go with friends and family.

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Itaparica is a large island, so visiting on the day trip from Salvador you don't get to see much of it. The beach is pleasant though, and a stroll through the village where you have lunch makes you kind of envious of these simple, carefree people who are happy with an old house by the sea and a group of... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

The island is nice. But had very Sargassum around, which did not cause a smell very nice (maybe this is a seasonal problem). But thanks for the geology of the island!

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Brazil
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

If you wanna see simple life,; poor, happy and simple people, and paradise scapes, water and views, go there.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Touristic, first visited another island Ilha dos Frades, than coming to Itaparica. We did not plan to go here, however the booking agent booked us on the trip with a boat, 'a diesel schooner'. Spent 4.5 hours on the boat. Arriving at Itaparica, we had to board a smaller vessel to get to the beach. We were guided to a... More

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Porto Seguro, BA
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33 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

I really would like to come back to this place, it was so calm an neat, and clean, with that estrategic view over the bay, ans the streets, and houses.... sea with no waves... lovely.

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