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Hotel-Pousada Porto da Lua
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Praia do Forte
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 14, 2013

A wonderful small eco-hotel in a nice village. Sunrise over the sea, soft warm waves for swimming and diving. A wide selection of fresh local foods and brazilian pastry for breakfast, an architect's marvel as bedroom designed by famous Wilson Netto. Friendly faces at the reception and at the bar that serves excellent Caipirinhas. Plus, there is the friendly Swiss owner, Markus, knowledgable about local history, turtles crossing the atlantic. And, helpful when the computer needs a plug to get some power.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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10  Thank Conrad U. B
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

Porto da Lua Pousada, Praia Do Forte, Bahia - Brasil

This is the most charming Pousada. A tri level building with large verandas that over look the ocean. The hammock is a nice touch. Being right on the ocean makes this beautiful inn perfect for exploring the beach. The location is on the extreme southeastern end of the community so there is more privacy and hardly any noise this also makes this place special. The Pousada is away from the centro area so as you can imagine it is particularly quiet and peaceful.

The room is comfortable and spacious. A king bed dressed in a red caftan is delightful. Simple decorations, the decoration is the building and grounds itself. The housekeeping is exceptional! The breakfasts are filled with traditional Brazilian delicacies like pāo de queijo. The high light is the local fruits so flavorful and satisfying. The dinners are great as well, fresh sea foods.

The staff are friendly and kind. English is not well spoken among all staff but I found no problems communicating and the staff encouraged me to practice my Portuguese, I really liked that. I had many teachers in the staff members. I felt right at home, even better.... Val is the onsite Massage Therapist and she is a treasure. Book the 2 hour massage it is worth it!!! Massage with the sounds of the ocean and the breeze of the sea, simply wonderful!!!

Thank you: Quencia, Viviane, Wellington, Andressa, Xanda, Famile, Val, and Fanaina.....

I highly recommend the Porto da Lua Pousada, in Praia Do Forte, Bahia - Brasil.

They get many stars!

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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13  Thank David-Quest
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Porto-da-Lua, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel-Pousada Porto da Lua, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2013
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Thank you for this incredible compliment. You safe our dai. You hafe been veri veri nice. Você foi muito legal também. Estamos de braços abertos para receber-lo. Venha logo, o seu apartamento está pronto, e o sol esta brilhando para você. Abraços e beijos Viviane, Wellington, Andressa, Xanda, Jamile, Val, and Janaina.

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Reviewed August 10, 2013

My wife and I have stayed here on several occasions over the past ten years. It is one of several pousadas in the aldeia dos pescadores, all giving good value, but this one is perfectly located on the beach. Breakfast is included as well as afternoon tea. The pousada is comfortable, the service is good the breakfast ample, the restaurant does excellent fish and superb moquecas, in my view the best value in praia do forte.
The lawn extends to the beach and the beach has excellent snorkeling. It is far enough away from the action of Praia do Forte to be quiet and peaceful but close enough to the vila (5 min along the beach) and the Projeto Tamar, that it is convenient for entertainment whenever you want.

Room Tip: in our view second floor beach front balcony rooms give the best view and convenience location, alth...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank tom h
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

I loved everything about staying at Porto da Lua. Jamaima was really helpful in organising an excellent guide for me and all the staff were charming. The location is ideal, right on the idyllic beach of Praia do Forte. In the morning, you can walk out of your door and almost have the beach to yourself. Also, the resort in the evening is excellent with wonderful restaurants. I was lucky to see a Capoeira demonstration there. All in all an excellent stay. I wish everyone at Porto da Lua success for the future.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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13  Thank Steve M
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is a nice pousada,with a great location right on the beach and good value for money. It is next door to Pousada Farol das Tartarugas (also by the beach), a few houses down from Projeto Tamar and 5 minutes walk to the village.
The sea in Praia do Forte is warm and colour and visibility vary greatly with tides, rain etc. The big problem is that there are many reefs and rocks and it is difficult to get in and out of the water. When the tide is low, some natural pools are formed just in front of the pousada.
The rooms and bathrooms are clean and spacious.
I think the pousada lacks a bit on attention to detail. The towels could be better quality; breakfast is good, but there is not hot options (no eggs); even if the beach in front of the hotel does not belong to them, they could clean some of the seaweed and rubbish brought by currents and winds; staff is super friendly but cannot answer simple questions such as what is the opening time of Projeto Tamar or what is the best time to visit it.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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5  Thank BiaRioLondon
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

This pousada is really wonderful and it deserves 1st place on TA. Everything about it is great: location, rooms, food, service, sunbeds outside, the beach. That's why I cannot believe the water!!!! I don't understand why people do not mention it in their reviews!!! Besides the ugly color of the water (Atlantic ocean) that is greyish dirty-lool-like greenish something, there is no way one can get into the water as there are slippery stones, and algae and grey muscle as far as the beach leads and for tens and tens of meters far in the water - see the photos! I could not believe that I was on this wonderful beach without being able to get or swim in the water! The only place one can actually gets to swim a little is the small beach in front of the church as there are not any stones but because of that it is the place where all the fishermen boats pull in and so you get to swim in even more dirty water that smells like gas! It's not the Atlantic because I saw it at Varadero-Cuba and it was almost emerald green and clean there! Well, here you have the best accommodation, a wonderful quite beach but no ocean! How frustrating that is?

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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14  Thank 33GGggb
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Great thing about this hotel is its location. It's located right at the beach. And all rooms face the ocean, which brings a lot of advantages: ocean views, ocean breeze and also you can sleep listening to the waves. Great experience.

Another good thing about this hotel is its price. It is not so expensive as other options in the area.

The beach in front of the hotel is not the best one to go into the ocean though (too many rocks, short sand strip). You have to walk 10 minutes to the left to reach famous Praia do Forte ocean pools (Praia do Aquario).

Hotel is located inside a condominium of houses that's is 5 minutes walk from the village. Easy access to good restaurants, shops and projeto Tamar (sea turtles conservation project - a great way to spend a couple of hours and help the project buying T-shirts and other merchandise).

Rooms are nice and quite spacious. I recommend staying in the second floor. Rooms have balconies and a better view. If you stay on the first floor you get to be too close to the are where most of the guests spend time sunbathing.

Service is nice and friendly. Breakfast is ok but not great and there is also an afternoon tea.

For dinner and lunch I would recommend a walk to the village. Better options there.

There is also a great castle ruin 6Km away from the village that is worth the visit. It is dated to 16th century and it was the center of a huge farm in the colonial era (800 thousand square kilometers).

Room Tip: Upper floor rooms are better. Rooms on ground floor are much too close to the swimming pool area and...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Rua Praia do Forte, Praia do Forte, State of Bahia 48280-000, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Bahia > Praia do Forte
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Praia do Forte
#5 Romantic Hotel in Praia do Forte
#6 Family Hotel in Praia do Forte
Price Range: $164 - $350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel-Pousada Porto da Lua 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Porto da Lua is the only Hotel right on the beach and is a model of splendid tropical architecture. We have 26 very comfortable rooms, 22 of them with a spectacular view over the ocean and the reef. The constant, lovely and fresh breeze from the ocean makes the tropics here at Hotel Porto da Lua even more relaxing. There are also some special suites - one of them with almost 100 m2. ... more   less 
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