by now, almost everybody knows that BRASIL was discovered by the Portuguese, five hundred years ago. so, all over PS there references about that, and particulary a memorial, where a museum helds a lot of information about the arrival of the portuguese at PORTO SEGURO.
we can also visit a like wise sailing boat (caravela) where we can witness the dificulties of travelling by that time.
Quick ferry ride
Take the ferry to the small island off of Porto Segurowhich is called Trancoso. There are some nice beaches w/ some cool bars to hang out. I had the best Pina Colada in my life at one of these spots and was relaxing for a while in a hammock that they had hanging in a covered area near the bar.
Visit Trancoso and Coconut-tree Beach
The historical center of Trancoso is known as "O Quadrado". Translated it means "The Square". It consists of a park surrounded by tourist shops and restaurants. Some of these restaurants are amongst the most exclusive (and expensive) restaurants in Brazil. All buildings are original - and colourful.
Don´t miss out on the view behind the church - excellent.
Near Trancoso is an excellent beach - Praia dos Coqueiros (Coconut-tree Beach). This was one of my favourite beaches.
Porto Seguro - Bahia - Brasil
"I was born in Porto Seguro... My name is Brazil!"
If you really wanna to visit Brazil you have to start with Porto Seguro. It was here that were portuguese sailor Pedro Alváres Cabral in, 22 of April ,1500 came when he discovered Brasil.
Here you got great beaches, night-live, food, scenary, people.
Porto Seguro is also one of the saftiest destinations in Brasil.
Don't miss one of Brasil most beautiful beach: Praia do Espelho in Trancoso, 80 km from Porto Seguro
porto seguro - most amazing place in brasil
"porto seguro - most amazing place in brasil"
WHICH IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES IN THE WORLD.
WITH A GREAT CLIMATE, BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE AROUND, FANTASTIC BEACHES ALONG 90 KM AND A FANTASTIC POPULATION..WHICH YOU EASILY ACQUAINTED IN THE EVENING AT PASSARELA D'ALCOOL
Porto Seguro is where the History of Brazil started. The first spot of Brazilian mainlaind to be seen by the Portuguese was Santa Cruz de Cabrália, named after Pedro Álvares Cabral, the captain of the fleet which discovered Brazil.
Cabral didn´t set foot on Cabrália, though. He sailed about 30 km southwards, until he found a bay where the waters were particularly tranquil. He called the bay Porto Seguro, which means Safe Haven.
The landscape hasn't changed much since Cabral's fleet saw it and Caminha described it in his letter to the King of Portugal. One hundred beaches are framed by the Atlantic Rainforest and cliffs ranging in color from white to red.
Porto Seguro is today one of the main touristic destinations in Brazil, particularly among young people, who come for the beaches and the almost non-stop parties. In town, the busiest place is Passarela do Álcool (Alcohol Catwalk), lined with bars which stay open all through the night. It´s possible to find tranquility in one of the many hotels scattered along the coast.
The stretch from Porto Seguro to Caravelas is called the Costa do Descobrimento (Coast of the Discovery). The restaurants, resorts and quality inns of Arraial D'Ajuda, Trancoso and Caraíva offer charm and sophistication. Further south, Cumuruxatiba is the current tourist magnet, combining simplicity with the modern equipment required for boat or jeep excursions. Spectacular coral reefs and humpback whales await divers at the National Marine Park of Abrolhos, close to the pleasant historical city of Caravelas.
Porto Seguro - Historic Center
In a radius of less than one kilometer, on the top of a small hill, it is possible to visit important landmarks of Brazilian History.
Marco da Posse. A marble monument marking Portugal's possession of Brazil engraved with the royal seal of the Portuguese Crown and the cross of the Order of Christ, brought from Portugal by the Gonçalo Coelho expedition, in 1503.
Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Pena. Built in 1535, this church holds Brazil's first religious statue, of Saint Francis of Assis.
Museu do Descobrimento. Museum of the Discovery. The former site of the House of Representatives and the Jail, and a great example of the 18th century architecture.
Igreja da Misericórdia. Church of Mercy. Built in 1526. Features a remarkable image of Christ on the cross.
Igreja de São Benedito. Built by the jesuits, probably in 1549. Enjoy the breeze and the magnificent view of the coast.
Ruins of the Colégio dos Jesuítas. The Jesuit school was created in 1551. Today there are native dance and capoeira presentations held on the site in front of the ruins.
"porto seguro beaches"
The beach kiosks that made lambada such a hit in the late 1980s are still all the rage, but the soundtrack today includes axé and forró. Check them out if you like lots of action, crowded beaches and the convenience of seaside services.
Terapuã beach has many hotels and kiosks that are always crowded. There are shows day and night, dance lessons, exercise classes, restaurants, as well as water sports, helicopter flights and paragliding. In the center of town, Cruzeiro's coral reefs mix with the dark waters of the Burunhaém river, but is not suitable for swimming.