Litoral Norte - North Coast, Salvador da Bahia
Pesque-pague If you go to Litoral Norte and are already a bit tired of wonderful beaches, a good and relaxing and sure fun option is to stop by one of the pesque-pague (fish-and-pay) places. Here's the deal: you rent the fishing equipment for about US$0,75, buy some bait for US$ 0,50 and spend the day fishing in artificial lagoons amongts natural white dunes. It's calm and quiet... and they have delicious drinks. They're all over the Litoral Norte. One I went to and liked was in Hotel Neptunus . Check the page for the address. But you can't miss it, it's 5 minuts past the entrance for Buraquinho beach. Check one of the tilapias I fished there! Just a little sample of all 17 of them...
A great option while in Salvador is to take a day off, rent a car ang go up to Litoral Norte (north coast). That region is called 'The brasilian Polinesia'... The beaches are simply wonderful, calm, not too crowded. If you like turtles, go to Praia do Forte, to know the Tamar Project, but I personally think it's a bore. Go to the small almost virgin beaches, spend a day under the shadows of the coconut trees (the road you're taking is actually called Estrada do Coco - Coconut drive). Here's a little map of the beaches...