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Historical Salvador City Tour
"The streets of Central Salvador take tourists back to the beginnings of Brazil. Your tour begins at the Barra Lighthouse passes the Teatro Castro Alves home to the Bahian Symphony Orchestra and on to the Balé (ballet) de Castro Alves. The Forte de São Pedro and Praça Castro Alves are on route to the Historical Center of Pelourinho which offers something to see along every street. Don't miss out on the historical churches cafes restaurants shops and pastel-hued buildings. With more than a thousand houses
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Private Guided Tour in Pelourinho
"Enjoy a tour with a local no groups and great cost benefit all to ensure you have a great experience and full attention! A flexible and friendly staff will help you with better choices accordingly to your interests and without pressuring you to buy anything and letting you choose where you want to eat! This is a although our suggestion is to leave at 8am to avoid agglomeration or at 1 pm if you want to do the tour during the afternoon.We will visit all the important places in the center: Lacerda Elevator Rio Branco Palace the Cathedral Church of St. Francis of Assis
From $125.00
 
Private City Tour of Salvador da Bahia
"You will visit all the main attractions of Salvador including the old town's historical center the Pelorinho and the peninsula of Itapagipe with its amazing church Igreja do Bomfirm lighthouse and Fort Monte Serrat. You will stop here for a refreshing coconut water. Then you will drive over to the heart of the city
From EUR99.00

Praia do Forte - Tamar Project Tips (5)

GO TO PRAIA DO FORTE

Everyone in Salvador was saying how lovely Praia do Forte was, in fact, they were saying it in Rio too. The travel books made it seem like a small resort town. We've got enough of those here so I wasn't completely convinced until we got there.

To ge there you'll need to take a tour from Salvador, hire a taxi for the day, or rent your own car... We rented a car.

When we pulled off the highway at the sign that advertised Praia do Forte and TAMAR I had no idea what to expect, we travelled down a winding dirt road for a while and then... there it was, this village, so remote yet charming, with thatched roofs and huts, small shops, small cafes and such. We headed for the beach first... gosh, it was lined with some of the most beautiful palm trees I've ever seen.

After alittle R&R beside the ocean we visited TAMAR, the sea turtle project. Very cool little set up with a variety of sea turtles and sea life to observe and even TOUCH at one of the many pools. Be sure to stick around for a feeding, those little guys go crazy when fed, it's cool to see.

After TAMAR we strolled the main thoroughfare of Praia do Forte, checking out the little shops, seeking out a place for dinner... There were tons of choices. We settled on a place and enjoyed more caipirinhas and a good meal. I'll write a tip on that place soon.

After dinner we found a unique ice cream shop with what seemed like a thousand flavors... and strange flavors at that! Ninon had CORN ice cream...Another unique aspect of the ice cream shop was that you served yourself from the big buckets of ice cream. I'd never seen that before!

There seemed to be a lot of cozy little pousadas in Praia do Forte, I could see how a person could stay there and vegetate for a week.... I'd definitely go back.

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sunlovey
May 20, 2005

Praia do Forte

If you're on the Linha Verde, the coastal highway heading north, you should definately check out Praia do Forte and Projeto Tamar. Projeto Tamar is a project that is helping the turtle population in that area. There are displays, small pools, where you can see the turtles up close. The town is also cool with a lot of restaurants and street vendors.

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msp_ssa
Jan 01, 2005

Praia do Forte

Sipping caipirinhas on the beach after frisco ball and swimming was in top 3 of our activities in Brazil:)

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Oana_bic
Jan 23, 2007

Day trip to Praia do Forte - project Tamar

we spent a couple of hours with the turtles, stingrays and colourful fish part of project Tamar. Especially the turtles were so funny and all sizes from 250kilos to tiny tiny baby ones..

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Oana_bic
Jan 23, 2007
 
 
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Tamar Project

At Praia do Forte there is a natural reservation for sea turtles, in charge of Tamar Project.

En Praia do Forte hay una reserva natural para tortugas marinas, a cargo del Proyecto Tamar.

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Jul 26, 2003

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Things to Do Near Salvador da Bahia

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Pelourinho

The historical centre itself, which revolves around the Pelourinho quarter with its triangular place, is characterized by its fidelity to the 16th-century plan, the density of its monuments, and the...
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Catedral Basilica

Next to the cathedral one walks along a passage with pictures of all heads of the Salvador Catholic Church. At the end of the passage a massive ballroom can be found with more beautiful paintings,...
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Lacerda Elevator

In 20 seconds, Elevador Lacerda (Lacerda Elevator) takes you from Praca Tome de Souza in Cidade Alta (the Upper City) to the Praca Cairu in Cidade Baixa (the Lower City). You travel more than 70...
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Mercado Modelo

Mercado Modelo is a Salvador's largest market and one of Salvador's landmarks. An old covered market with the best selection of the artesanato in the city, is set on its own by the old harbour, across...
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Lagoa do Abaeté

The city of Salvador has a lagoon where laundrywomen used to launder in the past. Nowadays there are some public buddles close to the lagoon, where laundrywomen still do hand wash. You can see them...
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Fundação Casa de Jorge Amado

Jorge Amado is a well known writer born near Salvador, Bahia. In this museum (it was closed when I was in Salvador and did not visit it) you can know more about his books and life. It is located in...
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