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.This city is famous for it´s religious parties, some of the most tradicional are Saint Sebastian(20 January) and Saint Cosme and Saint Damian(September 27).
But the biggest is on August 15, it´s for a saint called Nossa Senhora D'ajuda it attracts thousands, tourists and locals to participate in this celebration.
There are too many beaches to list here but the most visiteds are Araçaí, Apaga Fogo, Canoas, Mucugê, Tororão e Pitinga. You´ll find all kinds of beaches there, even some nudism beaches.
While in the city there are inumerous activities for you, if you are into scuba diving there are operators there, they´ll take you to dive in Abrolhos(one of the most famous diving spot in Brazil). You´ll also find in the city, Lambada Classes and trekking trails.
Updated Aug 24, 2009
The environment, cultural heritage and wild life in Porto Seguro Bahia have also been well preserved, as your Porto Seguro Brazil Guide will point out. There are dunes, clean sandy beaches with clear blue water, colorful coral reefs with a plethora of fishes, turtles and other wildlife, and even remnants of virgin rainforest nearby.
Porto Seguro Bahia Brazil is one of the top beauty spots in the Bahia, and Porto Seguro tourist info shows that Porto Seguro wedding destinations are among the most popular places to go for Brazilians who are tying the knot.
Written Aug 24, 2009
Although considered to be one of the best beaches in Brazil, this beach was not one of my favourites. The beach shack, although very good, was the most expensive one we visited in Brazil. Its prices are more expensive than many restaurants in Portugal.
However, take a short walk up a hilly path and you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of the beach.
Try to visit the beach during a low-tide week - it then has lots of natural pools.
The beach is about 70km from Porto Seguro. On the way there you can stop to see some buffalos.
Updated Aug 21, 2006
An excellent way to relax. Access to the ranch can be made by boat or by road - but you must be booked beforehand.
Horses, canoes, hammocks(!) and a waterslide are at your disposition during the entire day.
Shortly after you arrive they take you on a tour of the ranch in a trailer pulled by a tractor. You also go for a short walk in the woods where you see some very curious plants and trees. Also caught a glimpse of some monkeys. See various stages of coconut trees and abacaxi plants.
Written Aug 20, 2006
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.
Updated Aug 20, 2006
A visit to the historical center of Porto Seguro is a must. Founded in 1535, destroyed by fire 20 years later during a conflict with the Aimaré indians. Later rebuilt. Nowadays it consists of 48 19th century buildings, including 3 churches.
Here you can also see a demonstration of capoeira, a marcial art created by the slaves which they disguised as a dance.
The historical center is also a good place to buy souvenirs and to taste some local snacks.
It also boasts a breath-taking view over the ocean.
Updated Aug 19, 2006
Not an ordinary boat trip. Feel the wind in your hair as the boat navigates down a tropical river.
1st stop - anyone fancy a mud bath? Great fun.
2nd stop - St Andrews beach. Can only be reached by boat. Where the river meets the ocean - they are separated by a wall of reef.
3rd stop - for a late lunch at an excellent buffet restaurant. The boat docks directly at the restaurant.
Snacks and drinks are always available on the boat and also on the beach. These are not included in the price of the trip. The fruit cocktails, served in a coconut, are a must.
Written Aug 18, 2006
Pitinga beach is an excellent beach with a good "beach shack" (Carlitos). Good food, friendly service, beachbeds, sunshades and freshwater showers.
Take a half-hour walk up the beach and you will reach "lagoa azul". Here there is plenty of natural argila. Mixed with water, you can spread it over your skin - leaves it extremely soft and supple.
Written Aug 18, 2006
Coroa Vermelha was the first place where the Portuguese set foot on Brazilian soil. The exact spot is marked by a simple wooden cross. A few years back a square was created and a larger memorial cross erected a couple of hundred meters from the original site.
It is also a good place to buy souvenirs - there is a small indian shopping center hidden behind the main "road". No cars allowed.
Updated Aug 17, 2006
Here you have a great oportunity to know better the Patax?s. Most of the people in the reserva is young people between 18 and 26 who is trying to recover and preserve their culture.
There are two tours:
-The simple One: You?ll stay all the time in the indigenous village, you?ll see some tipical dances, you?ll be able to buy some gifts, etc.
It costs about 15$R.
-The complete one: With this modality you can watch some tipical dances, eat fish cooked in their own way, a trip in the jungle where they?ll explain you many things abut the local vegetation and the tramps they used to make to hunt animals and the guys will talk you about their culture, houses, etc... Absolutely recomendable.
How to go: By Agency tour 21,50$R the simple tour.
By taxy: 10R$.
By your own: Take a city bus to Santa Cruz de Cabralia and ask the driver or the ticket seller to stop you near the road which goes to the Reserva Indigena de Jaqueira. Once you have found the forest road (maybe you will have to ask the locals to find it) you?ll have to walk about 2kms. It?s no danger of lose, the way is perfectly indicated.
Written Dec 27, 2005