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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 40140-110, Brazil
Phone Number: 7134187007

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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Calm waters with no currents or waves. This beach is located in the hearth of Barra and offers a wide variety of water sports. After a day at the beach one can choose one of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Salvador, BA
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Salvador, BA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Calm waters with no currents or waves. This beach is located in the hearth of Barra and offers a wide variety of water sports. After a day at the beach one can choose one of the many restaurants located within walking distance from the beach. Beach chairs and other utensils are available for rent. Always ask for a discount and... More 

Thank albertonorris
Salvador, BA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

It's claimed to be the best urban beach in Salvador and it probably is, as far as I know. It's packed, people are having fun for real. It is not a beach to relax, too much going on. Service is great, you can rent your chairs and umbrellas from guys on the beach and once you are their 'client" they... More 

Thank _lonazee
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Wonderful place where the locals go .People are friendly and helpful and very good looking :) Bbe sure to try the acarajé.

Thank Bob H
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Very Nice place where you can meet locals. Crystal waters and sexy people. Well you might get lucky. If not try to enjoy nature.

Thank Giovanni K
Salvador, BA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

The atmosphere from porto da Barra is familiar for everyone that visit. The calm and worm water in this small beach bring the atmosphere that you are at home. Around it, recently repair the boulevard always has good attractions with music, and good restaurants. The end of day is spectacular spend time to appreciate the sunset, its why Salvador have... More 

Thank Selma C
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

have lived in this area 30 years ago, and it was a completely different experience. Today I no longer feel my premium in walking the streets, too many "wanderers" threaten the serenity of the old port, not to mention the beach, dirty and overcrowded. Porto have lost all of its charm ... You can admire it as it once was,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

The water at the beach was extremely cold when we were there early March but we walked along the Avenue, stopped at one of the local shops for a drink and watched the sunset which was just beautiful. Barra is a nice little town and I wouldn't mind staying there for a few nights next time we visit Brazil.

Thank HelenNoel23
Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Local beach. Can get very crowded. We preferred the beach on the other side of the lighthouse. Less crowded. Can rent beach chairs and umbrella easily. The water was great temperature. Solid sand.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

You don't go to a beach in Salvador to relax - it's a place to people watch. Expect lots of crowds, with vendors everywhere constantly promoting their wares.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

Small beach in Barra. Safe and clean. Specially for sundowner a great place to finish the day with a cool drink. During summer very very crowded beach (brasilian summer).

Thank m8eleven

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