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Praia do Porto da Barra

Av. Sete De Setembro, Salvador, State of Bahia 40140-110, Brazil
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We got mugged in high day light. Smelly beach too.

Wanted to see the beach in Salvodor. Not a good experience. We had our rucksack lifted from us. We... read more

Reviewed March 15, 2018
Linda B
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Beautiful but be vigilant

Great way to spend the day and go to the Nautical museum. Wear loads of sunscreen and make sure to... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2018
mfrou
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Montreal, Canada
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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 Sundown Show 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. Porto da Barra Sundown Show also features various styles of live music at world-famous Hot Dougie's Rendezvous on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. 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 (recently renovated as multimedia museums) dating back to the 17th century and number of good restaurants, bars, shops including used book and record stores, and a State of Bahia agency which promotes the production and sale of quality hand-made artisan products, and others.
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Av. Sete De Setembro, Salvador, State of Bahia 40140-110, Brazil
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

Wanted to see the beach in Salvodor. Not a good experience. We had our rucksack lifted from us. We tried to catch the thief a young tall black man and shouted to stop him. People made no attempt to stop him. The police do not...More

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Great way to spend the day and go to the Nautical museum. Wear loads of sunscreen and make sure to drink some fresh coconut juice.

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Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

Perfect picturesque beach in the middle of the city. Best during week days when it is no so crowded there are 2 forts/ museums. O e in each side of the 500 m beach! Absolutely unique

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Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

Porto da Barra Beach is a very good beach, located right in the touristic center of Salvador. The place is really beautiful and worth the visit. During the weekend, it’s a very crowded beach, remaining ok during the week. It’s worth the visit even when...More

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Reviewed December 2, 2017

For those who have passed the age of facing strong waves and cold water this beach is ideal. But the visitor needs to take into account that it is an urban beach, with all the folklore of a city like Salvador, where all the skin...More

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Reviewed November 10, 2017

This beach is great, and it is located right beside Santa Maria Fort (1614). It is a family beach, with lots of kids, and nice people. Look for the blue and white tents that says Beto Oi. He is the owner of these tents and...More

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Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

Spent days in the sun in Praia do Porto da Barra, the beach has a great vibe with lots of local food to experiment with especially the Acarajé. The beach is a walking distance from Farol da Barra and Forte da Santa Maria. You can...More

Thank Thokozani M
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Reviewed September 15, 2017

As a Baiana, I have to say that is not the beach I chose to go at the weekend, as we have a large cost line. But, so sure I don't get tired of going to watch the sunset at Porto da Barra Beach. It...More

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Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely love this beach, it's sometimes crowded in the weekends butt what do you expect from bahaians on a day off. Friendly workers on the beach and safe.

Thank Liban M
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Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

The beach is amazing, but there are to many people around and people offering you stuff all the time, but its a must go while in salvadr!!

1  Thank stevenellice
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