Pôrto Seguro Travel Guide

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    beach near seguro center
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Pôrto Seguro Highlights

  • Pro
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     warm people and the most beautifull places in the world 

  • Con
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     crowded most of the time 

  • In a nutshell
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     Porto Seguro: One adventure in the Paradise 

Pôrto Seguro Things to Do

  • visit amazing beaches near porto seguro

    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.

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  • arrial d'ajuda

    .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...

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  • visit old town and center of porto...

    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...

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  • Day trip to "Praia dos Espelhos"

    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...

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  • Mother Teresa Ranch (Fazenda Mae Tereza)

    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...

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  • 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 -...

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Pôrto Seguro Restaurants

  • Don't miss the Moqueca de Peixe com...

    Ok, this restaurant deserves some recognition! There are many restaurants along the Passarela da Álcool in Pôrto Seguro. Tia Nenzinha was reccomended by some friends and it was well worth the visit. They have what is called "Moqueca de Peize com Camarão" which comes with a traditional salad, rice and Pirão. This is a fish dish that is cooked in a...

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  • japanese restaurant

    thou' with a japanese name, because of the owner name, they do not serve jap. food. of course all over town a lot of international cuisine is served, like , italian , israelite, and yes, portuguese.this one serves bahia cuisine and as i pointed yu already , that's what kept my memories from this wonderfull touristic place.

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  • colher de pau

    Having a guide, right from the start, he will point to you this restaurant, close by "passarela do alcool" and is in did a good tip to take.Wonderful " bahia" cuisine and of course, for starters the " caipirinha. i could spell to you a couple of dishes but you have to try it..moqueca;bobo;pir?o:caquinha de siri...are a few names..!great...

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Pôrto Seguro Nightlife

  • passarela d' alcohol

    every night in year you can have enormous tasteful cocktails at the passarela d'alcool in center of townsee:http://www.feriasbrasil.com.br/ba/portoseguro/passareladoalcool.cfm

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  • TOA TOA

    Toa Toa is a night club between Porto Seguro and Cabralia, just in the beach.The entrace will cost about 25$R and they maybe give you a T-sirt. ;-PThe beers are 3$R and caipirinhas 5$R, I think... but you can buy some cheaper drinks outside before going inside in the local 'barracas'.There are diferent areas in the inside the club:*Pagoche: Live...

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  • passarela by night

    not only for shoping, passarela do alcool offers all kind of entertainment. since 6 p.m. they start to gather and opening the camelots selling all kind of handycraft, clothes, food, drinks, fruit, vegetables, yu name it. around midnite they start to dismount everything, a cleaning "army" sweeps the street, and in the morning there are no proves of...

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Pôrto Seguro Transportation

  • slowly to the other side

    leaving a third world south american lanscape wich is porto seguro two minutes sailing of the river burahem to the other side. there you will find a developed and of the beatten path like arraial d'ajuda mostly on the centre.and miles of beautifull beaches.

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  • Bus ticket to/from Porto Seguro on-line

    You can buy bus tickets on-line with Sao Geraldo bus company; they have many destinations to/from Porto Seguro, Rio de Janeiro inclusive; Portuguese glossary to use the web site:ORIGEM = originchoose the brazilian state and after the city, in our case BA for Bahia State and Porto Seguro for the cityDESTINO = destin choose the brazilian state and...

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  • bus to Porto Seguro from Salvador

    you can take the night bus to Porto Seguro from Salvador with Viacao Aguia Branca; see web site below to see the prices and schedules;

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Pôrto Seguro Shopping

  • shopping mall

    and yes a small shopping mall is available in PORTO SEGURO, but with, the passarella to alcool, a couple hundreds meters away sure is not a must do activity. anyway ( tip for girls...) you can see a dozen shops and take a cup of coffey.when i was there it was here that i got the best deal changing currency. no need to go to a bank ( they offer...

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  • capeta

    a big camelot street you´ll be abble to buy almost everything.even food and drinks are available i strongly recomend "capeta", sold mostly, on colorfull stands, like in the picture, along the "passarela do alcool".

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  • passarela do alcool by day

    side by side, along the "passarela", with camelot standigs selling a little bit of everything, there are these colorfull shops selling mostly t shirts, shorts and clothing items.i have here a travelogue in my porto seguro pg.

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Pôrto Seguro Local Customs

  • fortune tellers

    in every corner we ran across with a typical BAHIANA fortune teller. it don't coast to much, and if yu are curious about yur future, well, just one step forward and she reads all that yu want to know . accurate or not, is for you to decide and ...believe.

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  • hunting traps

    in our visit to the indian reservation they did show us theyr hunting "modus operandi" . a dozen traps and with a wonderfull and engeneous skills we get to know quit a lot . sure is a nice morning learning and knowing the habits of the pataxos " grandparents"

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  • pataxos

    at the indian reservation we can walk an hunting trail and learn a lot about traps, about the tribe of pataxos culture wise and all other wise, from clothing to food habits and cooking. and the dificulties they experience nowadays with authorities and men of politics.

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Pôrto Seguro Warnings and Dangers

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    Not having any kind of "procuration" from the wonderfull, kind and warm people of this part of the " estado da bahia " i swear that you will not find any danger.
    Of course you have to take safety measures as any other part of the world.

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Pôrto Seguro Tourist Traps

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    thou' very professional and of course very kind,
    if yu run across with a brasilian guide, beware...

    Unique Suggestions: ..because they want to "sell" their "products" doing something of the beatten path and out of their control is very dificult to achive. a lot of "obstacles" are shown to us and well, when we know it they manage to deceive yu. so...

    Fun Alternatives: ...if possible, before leave and if yu got the chance, ask a brasilian friend some tips. and on location allways ask the locals about everything, cos they are very friendly i asure yu.

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Pôrto Seguro What to Pack

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    Luggage and bags: .

    even if yu are travelling with yur family
    no need for a big case

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: light clothing and shoes are the most advisible.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: regular (more) used remedies.

    Photo Equipment: digital digital.

    Miscellaneous: sun screen protector and all.

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Pôrto Seguro Off The Beaten Path

  • 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.

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  • guaiamum

    ...two days before i left to Brasil a brasilian friend ( bahiana girl )gave me this tip.you have to try guaiamum, (the name they use for crabs...!)its not easy to find in regular restaurants, that´s why i posted this here, off the beathen path tip, but easy to find if you ask anyone.pic is not very good but its just for you to have a look to this...

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Pôrto Seguro Favorites

  • visit barramares or other beach...

    those lazer entertainments are popular during the day (for relax and music) and for the night for life concert , show and dance http://www.barramares.com.br/news.php

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  • For how long?

    Don't make the mistake of going to Porto Seguro on a week long holiday. One week is just not enough. Go for at least two weeks. There are so many things worth seeing (see all my tips!). Its excellent beaches - and the fact that there are so many other things to do. It's a pity that my favourite restaurant in Porto Seguro (Portinho) does not exist...

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  • peixe na telha

    an example of one of hundreds great dishes that you can try in PS.this one served by the beach it's the one with more fondest memory from my travel to brasil. grilled fish, along wih a shrimp sauce and "pirão" ( i'll try to explain wath this is, on another tip ).

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