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Porto da Barra

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Address: Av. Sete de Setembro | Porto Da Barra Beach Is in Front of Hotel Village Novo and Hot Dougie's Rendezvous, Salvador, State of Bahia 40140110, Brazil
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Description: Porto da Barra is one of the few points of land in Brazil that face west...
Porto da Barra is one of the few points of land in Brazil that face west over the Atlantic Ocean (due to its unique geography near the entrance to the Bay of All Saints). Because of this, Porto da Barra features sunsets which are both spectacularly beautiful and endearing because of the way people (visitors and local residents alike) applaud, cheer, whistle and sing while the sun sets over the sea. The water at Porto da Barra Beach is quite calm and perfect for swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, ad and other water sports. Even on days when other beaches in Salvador are empty, there is typically a good crowd at Porto da Barra Beach. Porto da Barra also features Portuguese forts dating back to the 17th century and number of good restaurants, bars, shops including used book and record stores, the Instituto Maua, a Bahia state agency which promotes the production and sale of quality hand-made artisan products, and others.
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Small beach but lovely !

Porto da Barra Beach is located at the entrance of the Baía de Todos os Santos, with a small, white colonial fort at one end and a whitewashed church sitting up on a hill at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Porto da Barra Beach is located at the entrance of the Baía de Todos os Santos, with a small, white colonial fort at one end and a whitewashed church sitting up on a hill at the other. The water is very calm as the beach is in the bay. I was not there at night but I have been told... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Our first stops is at one of the most famous beaches in Salvador – the Praia Porto do Barra. It is small, with many vendors selling anything imaginable and often crowded. Even on this cloudy rain swept morning, the beach was loaded with people playing volleyball, swimming, people watching, etc. The bay’s water is clear and normally calm, and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The calm and clear waters allow to enjoy a safe swimming and snorkeling. If you will not have beach umbrella and chair, you always can rent. Be aware the you can negotiate the price :) You will find option of drinks and some snacks of local cuisine as "acarajé" to buy there as well. I recommend to go on weekdays... More 

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africanmatrix
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

not my favorite beach great sunset views All walks of life in Salvador converge there so as a visitor enjoy!!! many restaurants and bars

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a amazing place with an amazing view. Lighthouse, boats. Great waves for surfers! They have several beaches. Little ones with all the local people or big ones with many space. At the boulevard are parties in the evening. The locals are here. Good music, good food and drinks. Dancing till the break of dawn.

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Holon, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a nice beach which werves the local people. It can get very crowded on weekends. if you do not like to fell like a tourist and you happen to stay in the barra areaq of Salvador where there are many nice hotel, you can refresh yourself by going to swim in this beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Nice beach with clear water and not much wave. Can reach this beach by bus. You can see the sunset before heading home.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It is the most traditional beach in Salvador... nice and quiet waters because it is inside of the bay and the waves are calm and friendly. Wonderful water temperature, very nice to swim and just enjoy the people, the sand, the beach.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Porto da Barra is a nice small beach in the city in Salvador. It is usually busy with lots of locals visiting. There is a fort and and a church along the length of the beach. Porto da Barra is easily accessible as it is close to the city. Recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It wasn't that long ago that this beach was unpleasant due to broken pavements, grubby facade fences, stinking porta potties and a lot of unsavoury characters hanging around. This has all changed for the better. A generous infusion of state and local funding has resulted in tremendous improvements in all aspects of this beach. So much of this area has... More 

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Address: Av. Sete de Setembro | Porto Da Barra Beach Is in Front of Hotel Village Novo and Hot Dougie's Rendezvous, Salvador, State of Bahia 40140110, Brazil
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Bahia (BA)  >  Salvador

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