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“Lovely getaway from Salvador”
Review of Forte Beach

Forte Beach
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$133.00*
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Private Tour to Praia do Forte and Praia de Guarajuba from Salvador
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$68.98*
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Praia do Forte Day Trip from Salvador
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Lovely getaway from Salvador”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

Beautiful beach. Loads of vendors renting chairs, but I didn't feel grossly overcrowded. That's the Brazilian way, to rent a beach chair for the day to shelter from the searing rays of the sun. Bask in the shallow blue warm waters.

The turtle tour is okay. The town area is nice and touristy on a small scale with little eateries. Could be in San Diego or any tourist area in the world. Stop at Gelegalau Ice Cream shop... Luis the owner speaks exquisite English and you may be missing English by this time in your trip. He knows the local surf spots.

Visited October 2012
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“Don't stay in Salvador an extra day for this”
Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

Complete waste of time to do so, spent most of the day in a tour bus and Praia do Forte and Guarajumba beach where you stop after are really not noteworthy. We stayed in Salvador 3 days so we could do this tour and regretted it. Salvador needs 2 days max, and you can happily skip this knowing you missed nothing. Finally the Tamar Project was a big disappointment, nothing to see but some fish and a few sad looking turtles in blue concrete pools, it felt like visiting an 'aquarium' from the 80s

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Camacari, BA
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“Best at Low Tide”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

At low tide the water will recede to beyond the rocks (in certain areas) and create many natural pools of crystal clear water! This is the best time to go to the beach. Some other areas are partially protected at low tide, so there will be some waves there (but not big). Bring googles and/or a snorkling mask to see the fish (you can also rent on just north of the main beach past Projecto Tamar). Here is a link for tide times: http://www.surf-forecast.com/breaks/Praiado-Forte_1/tides/latest

Visited November 2012
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Køge
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“Turtle”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

Nice small place but No guided Tour - no service only selfservice - and a big souvenir shop whith a lot of personel

Visited November 2012
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“ok”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

do NOT book with tours. you are better off with a cab. otherwise you will have to wait for 1-2 hours until they pick you up

Visited October 2012
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