We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Praia do Porto da Barra

3,979 Reviews

Praia do Porto da Barra

3,979 Reviews
Get the full experience and book a tour
Our most popular tours and activities
Tours & Sightseeing
Browse our largest collection of experiences
Walking & Biking Tours
Explore on your feet—and never miss anything
Private & Custom Tours
Flexible itineraries and personal experiences
Full view
Av. Sete De Setembro, Salvador, State of Bahia 40140-110 Brazil
Get to know the area
Day Trips


2 reviews
WE WILL STOP AT ALL POINTS FOR PHOTOS AND / OR PURCHASES.<br>We are a team of professionals specialized in photographic tourism, where, in addition to much joy and knowledge about the city, will take the most beautiful souvenir photos.<br><br>A complete experience in a quiet, safe and with the best memories, aimed at an audience of excellence.<br>
$23.29 per adult
Traveler rating
  • 2,040
  • 1,324
  • 457
  • 98
  • 59
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
jorge c wrote a review Feb 2020
Buenos Aires, Argentina9,368 contributions1,645 helpful votes
It's perhaps the nicest of the urban beaches that the city of Salvador offers. Ideal for swimming with almost no waves (or soft ones). Incredibly enough you can also see some tiny fish with sunny days. It get's crowded and it's not a quiet beach at all. I would only recommend spending beach time here for a short time, maybe a swim and get going. Also the beach itself is all sand, no rocks like in Farol da Barra Beach.
Read more
Date of experience: August 2019
5 Helpful votes
Response from PrefeituraDeSalvador, Gerente at Praia do Porto da Barra
Responded Feb 27, 2020
Hello Jorge Thanks for the comment. We are working to make our services even better. We will await your return. Prefeitura Municipal de Salvador
Read more
Van Wilder wrote a review Feb 2020
Cape Town, South Africa39 contributions9 helpful votes
First off, don't expect Copacabana or Ipanema...its way different...but isn't that why you flew all the way to Salvador to begin with? I love Salvador for the fact that its a city that gives you a different flavour to what you probably have already seen thus far in Rio and São Palo and that's what makes this city so special. Regarding the beach, I stayed for almost 2 weeks at a hotel that overlooked this bustling lively beach during the month of December. I recall, waking up at 3:30am, looking out my hotel room window onto the beach below and I couldn't believe that the beach was lit up, and almost as full as what it was during the day. People were parking off on their cangas as if to be catching the sun (more like the moon), swimming, dancing, singing, samba, beach volley ball, foot volley etc and it didn't seem to phase any of the beachgoers that it was 3:30 in the morning. It's not the prettiest nor the fanciest of beaches but make no mistake its where you want to be as you sure to find the best eye candy on this beach. Its very popular amongst the locals as well as foreigners and I guess its due the fact that its a favourite area/neighbourhood for visitors to stay when on vacation. There is also a lovely promenade/sidewalk along the beach and past the famous lighthouse and you very likely to stumble across various musicians busking along the side street with the ocean as a backdrop. Opposite the beach you will find a few restaurants and bars and enjoy your meal or beer outside on the sidewalk. There is a large shopping mall (shopping Barra) within walking distance from the beach (20min)
Read more
Date of experience: December 2019
WayneDunlap wrote a review Dec 2019
San Diego, California222 contributions115 helpful votes
Salvador also offers some fun beach experiences. Praia Porto da Barra (close town beach) is nice. You can rent chairs and an umbrella for about $5 and nice affordable drinks and food are available right on the beach. It is very popular (crowded) on the weekends. Barra is a short taxi ride from Pelourinho. Fans of nautical history, don’t miss the well-done Museu Nautico da Bahia here. The new large shopping center, Shopping Barra, is located here with upscale fashions and restaurants – nice place! Try the tasty cheese (Queijo Assado) they roast on the beach. Sipping a caipirinha is a thing to do in Brazil and can be done in many favors.
Read more
Date of experience: November 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from PrefeituraDeSalvador, Gerente at Praia do Porto da Barra
Responded Dec 9, 2019
Hello Wayne Thanks for the comment. We are working to make our services better and better. We will await your return. Prefeitura Municipal do Salvador
Read more
LuizDutraNeto wrote a review Aug 2019
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,058 contributions1,357 helpful votes
It looks like "Praia do Porto da Barra" is the most preferred beach in Salvador, as it is quite busy at all times! Amazing beach, chairs, umbrelas, cold beer and, principally, the friendly Bahians welcoming you! Clean and warm waters complete the scene. The fortress of "Santa Maria" is just nearby. As anything in Bahia, it is noisy, vibrant and full of sounds! Just come in high spirits and join Bahians celebrating life and all the good and happy moments of it! Vendors are all over. If you decide to buy anything, try a little bargain with them. You may be lucky enough and get yourself a small discount. And don't forget to smile: you are in the holy Bahia, the land that has been blessed by all Saints! Enjoy!
Read more
Date of experience: June 2019
Raul_A_Avila wrote a review Feb 2019
Asuncion, Paraguay25 contributions4 helpful votes
Perfect place if you want to swim and have an oportunity to watch fishes. Recommended to be early in the morning. Crowded after noon.
Read more
Date of experience: January 2019