We enjoyed staying at the Porto da Barra to watch the sunset. Unfortunatly, the night we were there, the lighthouse (farol) was closed so we couldn't enjoy that party of it, but I really liked it.
If you don't like crowded beaches, this one is not for you. Finding a spot is an Herculean Task, as well as maintaining it. Pollution and thives are also a problem. However, it's a trendy place, with samba circles playing, caipirinha and beer vendors and street performers of every type. At sunset, everyone applauds as the sun disappears in the... More
Porto Barra is the most happening beach in Salvador in my opinion. It is always busy and fun. Whether is is the guys entertaining by playing the kavaki or the man with the biggest butt you have ever see sambaing in a bikini and being slathered in sun cream by his adoring fans you will definitely have a story to... More
The best and most charming town beach. In high season unfortunately a bit too crowded, go early in the morning or for the faboulous sunset
PORTO DA BARRA IN SALVADOR, BAHIA, BRAZIL A good beach to go for a dive. Wonderful for watching the sunset. On Friday evenings there is usually a concert there. Free, no taxes. You can also buy excellent hand made tableclothes and bed spread ai Instituto Mauá, in Porto da Barra
Nice local beach, full of locals and tourists, sea is clean and calm for swimming, what is uncommon insuch a big city. Allways take your time to rent a chair andumbrella, first walk arround and find a perfect place and then bargain for price, it can be easily one third of start price. I have been few times there and... More
It is like a olympic swimming pool no waves perfect for bathing. Near the center it has many little hotels around it. At night after 21pm turists should be more cautious.
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