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Porto Seguro: One adventure in the Paradise
.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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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 -...more
CX.P. 142, Trancoso, State of Bahia, 45818-000, Brazil
Good for: Families
Alameda dos Flamboyants 55, Arraial d'Ajuda, State of Bahia, 45816 000, Brazil
Good for: Families
A four star hotel with very friendly and helpful staff. When checking in be careful not to stay in a...more
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...more
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.more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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.
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.
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.
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.more
...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...more
1 Reviews and Opinions
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...more