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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
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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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Best beach in the city

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

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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.

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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.

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Salvador, BA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

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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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