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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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Beautiful Beach with the locals

I love Bahia, porto da Barra was amazing! The people were so lovely. The beaches were lovely, it was super warm! It was the best! Meet a lot of locals, and they're just beautiful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love Bahia, porto da Barra was amazing! The people were so lovely. The beaches were lovely, it was super warm! It was the best! Meet a lot of locals, and they're just beautiful. Had lots of fresh coconuts, food & even shopping while sunbathing ! Had the best time here. Can't wait to go back!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visita this place with my misses, and we Just loved. The view, food and offcourse a nice cold beer. There is to many shops around while you having a beer Just chill out your misses can go shop I loved it

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

I've been to Praia do Porto da Barra many times in the last 5 years. Always great. The only thing to check is what time high tides are, since the beach becomes a bit small at high tide. Great friendly vendors who will rent you a chair and umbrella, get you a nice caiprihina or caipiroska or beer, and also... More 

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Chios, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

It is a nice place to visit for an evening or a late afternoon walk especialy dyring sunset. It is a very good place for exrecise especialy jogging. It is relatively safe place.

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Heidelberg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

The beach is basically empty by day, but the police presence on the plaza above makes you feel relatively secure. At night, during the weekend anyway, the plaza fills up with an incredible amount of people, there is music and snacks.

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Salvador, BA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

The best beach to go to in Barra, Salvador. The waves are tempered by the Itaparica Island which stand in front of the bay. The water is usually nice and warm and crystal clear. Various sections on the beach with vendors providing chairs and parasols for reasonable rates. They will watch over your belongings if you all go in the... More 

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Salvador, BA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 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 

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Salvador, BA
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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