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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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Itaparica Island

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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africanmatrix
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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

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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

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Sao Paulo, SP
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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.

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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 

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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.

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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I took a boat tour we went to two Island the first one very nice and small great beach. The second was Itaparica Island landed at a restaurant then took a three hour bus tour of the Island. It seem a little run down the beaches I saw were not that nice and some trash was on the beach. I... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I came here taking a boat from Salvador in a one-day trip. They left us at the beach under the Church. Nice landscape and some awful restaurants on the beach. The water is not so clean so if you have caraibbean expectation skip this place. Never again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Stayed on Itaparica island for 2 weeks in June 2014. The island itself is very quiet, rural but very poor. It is accessible via a ferry that runs on the hour from 6 am to 11:30 pm. This ferry is fairly large and can accommodate around 100 passengers with vehicles. The ferry ride takes approximately 50 mins from Salvador to... More 

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