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Porto da Barra

Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
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Ranked #26 of 173 attractions in Salvador
Type: Beaches
Activities: Swimming
Description: Portuguese forts dating back to the 17th century dot this popular beach area.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It is a urban beautiful beach, small cove with 02 forts in your surroundings, warm and calm water, have a good energy, in the weekend the beach have a crowd, is better go in the middle of the week.

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Rochelle, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

My kids liked this sandy beach. They got to play, swim and just get some sun. There are chairs and umbrellas for rental, food for sale and souvenirs and all beach essentials too. I worked out every morning with some of the personal trainers that set up tents on the beach every morning. It was cheap and really great work... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

small sand line and too many rocks..Nice sunset though Recomended to walk in the sidewalk, by the beach. There are better beaches in Salvador. The street is under renovation and the sidewalk will be broaden.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

It's a tipical city beach. Go to this place only if you want to mix and see the locals beach. It's beautiful, but it's full.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Porto da Barra is a cool place for mixing with the locals. If you want to really experience Bahian happiness, I suggest spending a day on the beach here, away from the more touristy areas. Look for the "shrimp" man. He walks up and down the beach peddling the best camarou (sp?) in lime juice. Christmas Eve 2012 sitting on... More

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Kigali
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We were a bit naive and went for the first beach stand we came across. The guy charged us R$40 for a couple of chairs and umbrella, which almost certainly was way over the odds even for a pair of gringos! Saying that, the beach is awesome. A real Brazilian beach, full of life and fun and sun tans. Sea... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Great place to run in the morning, awesome sunsets, and great people-watching at the (small, crowded, chaotic) beach. There is a museum in the lighthouse but I didn't go in -- I believe there is a fee.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This beach is very popular for locals and tourist alike. Yes, the location is great too. However, the large crowds can prove to be a major deterrent, especially on the weekends. Local vendors are always selling food and beer on the beach, so you don't have to leave the beach to get some very good snack foods; like grilled shrimp.... More

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Salvador - Bahia - Brasil
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

It's a democratic beach. You will see people from every group: rich people on theirs boats, some athletic ones swimming or playing foot volley, some people consuming maconha and many other people looking at and appreciating the view, the water, and everything else. A HINT: DON'T FORGET TO USE SUNBLOCK FPS 50 if you are not black people. If you... More

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Pompeii, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

It's the beach where most of the foreigners and people who live near goes, also some whores who want to offer themselves for the tourist. Calm place and you can even smoke some hemp without police trying to kick your balls

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