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Itaparica island

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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Ranked #47 of 139 Attractions in Salvador
Type: Beaches, Tours, Outdoors
Owner description: Daily 5am-6pm
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Type: Beaches, Tours, Outdoors
Owner description: Daily 5am-6pm
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Singapore, Singapore
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256 reviews 256 reviews
69 attraction reviews
285 helpful votes 285 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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Las Vegas
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9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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roma
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31 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
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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Toronto, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Durango, Colorado
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18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

There are two main ways to get to the island, we chose the ferry that takes you to Mar Grande (about 45 ride from Salvador). The area around Mar Grande is very touristy, had some OK shops, but is fairly run-down overall and we did not like the look of any of the beaches near by. We were accosted by... More 

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

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
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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
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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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