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Address: 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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Great beach

Excellent weekend retreat. It has a great beach on a short distance from Salvador by boat. It has good restaurants, hotels,

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
Brasilia, DF

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Take a ferry over to the island for a cheap price. Once you get there, know where you're going and don't hang out at the dangerous train station. A local driver toured us around the island a bit and took us to an unspoiled stretch of beach past the "old town." Life seemed very slow here and almost rastafarian. Water... More 

Thank Meaghan F
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221 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Take a ferry to the island from the terminal maritime in Cidade Baixa. The crossing only takes about 45 minutes and boats go roughly every half hour. Once there you can explore the beaches on foot or take a taxi for a tour of the island and take in the town of Itaparica with its old Dutch built fortification. You... More 

Thank ajaceman
Brasilia, DF
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96 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Excellent weekend retreat. It has a great beach on a short distance from Salvador by boat. It has good restaurants, hotels,

Thank MrNandoJr
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83 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Good day trip or research one of the beach areas and stay there for a couple of nights R&R, typical Baian foods, quiet lifestyle in comparison to Salvador

Thank africanmatrix
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I took the ferry from the tourist terminal for less than 5 real and then a combi to itaprica, this town is amazing, sleepy but gorgeous , hardly anyone there and especially no tourists. You might have to wait a bit to get a combi or shared taxi back to the port

Thank Henrice A
Sao Paulo, SP
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50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This is rather large island, it has ocean front, river front and mixed, all sort of of acquatic experiences plus a rich vegetation/jungle. The place is well known for old Portuguese Colonial sites, from 400+ yrs old churchs, villages, forts, and a fantastic selection of beaches and water sports/activities, all of it under a easy going and relaxing environment.

Thank Cantharino
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Worth a trip over to the island - the boat ride alone is worth the tiny cost of a ticket. When arriving, get a taxi down to one of the nicer beaches - our taxi driver recommended one and although we think he gained commission it was still a lovely spot to idle away an afternoon and bathe in the... More 

Thank Eloweazle
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38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I spent just a few hours there and visited some famous places like the "fonte da juventude". The island is quiet and people go there to run away from the big city, but there is not so many turistic places to see. If you don't have a lot of time in Salvador you better go to another attraction.

Thank Camilastasiak
New York City, New York
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62 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

With high expectations we took our car to the Itaparica Ferry for what should have been a 20 minute smooth sailing. Unfortunately the degree of confusion and inefficiency surrounding the ferry service was appaling. It became a two hour voyage and the return service was much worse since one of the ferries apparently had some trouble, but since there was... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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375 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The ferry dock is far from the center of town, so it will cost you 12-15 usd to get there on a taxi. The ferry ride is about 1 hour. Then you can take a collective van to one of the beaches. None of the beaches are spectacular and the beach shacks are quite expensive for food. Beer has ok... More 

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