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Pôrto Seguro Travel Guide: 75 reviews and 194 photos

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Considered as the first establishments on Brazilian lands, Porto Seguro is one of the most popular spots on the beautiful northeastern coast. Discovered in 1500 by the Portuguese navigator Pedro Alvares Cabral, this area 720 kilometres from Salvador, attracts foreigners with its innumerable, almost deserted beaches and exciting sights.


The city is divided into two sectors. The Lower City, on the shores of the river Buranhem, comprises a large number of restaurants, bars, posadas and travel agents. In this place, the Passarela do Alcool stands out- a small road by the coast where there is a lively and entertaining nightlife. Live music, folk groups, handicraft stores, local food and drinks together with the lambada and bay rhythms can be enjoyed here every night.

The important historic centre of Porto Seguro extends over the Upper City. In this sector there are many 16th century colonial constructions. One of the most significant is the Marco da Posse da Terra, a small stone column that symbolises the Portuguese arrival to the continent. The churches of Nossa Senhora da Penha, da Misericordia and Nosso Senhor dos Passos are some of the oldest churches in the country.

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But without a doubt, over the past few years, it is the beaches which have transformed Porto Seguro into the second most important tourist destination in Bahia. There are kilometres of white sandy beaches that extend towards the north of the city, surrounded by amazing barriers of coralreefs. The beaches of Curuipe, Itacimirim, Mundai, Taperapua, Rio dos Mangues, Ponta Grande and Mutai are ideal places for enjoying almost deserted stretches with forests of palm trees that reach out to the sea.

Natural pools, sands full of seashells, walks along the beach, small streams and kiosks serving local food and drink are attractions of this unique setting.

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Pros and Cons
  • Pros:warm people and the most beautifull places in the world
  • Cons:don´t remember
  • In a nutshell:no stress
  • Last visit to Pôrto Seguro: Jul 2003
  • Intro Updated Oct 14, 2004
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  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    May 29, 2007 at 1:10 PM

    Ilha dos aquarios, capoeira, quaiamum, capeta... que boa vida!! Sorria, voce esta na Bahia :) Ahh, saudades...

  • tmaresh's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2006 at 6:22 AM

    Beautiful photo of beach life! It makes me want to come visit!

  • Oct 28, 2005 at 3:34 PM

    Belíssima página! Muito interessante! Thanks for sharing:-))) regards from Brazil!!!

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2005 at 2:04 PM

    No stress seems fine to me Great Page very beautiful

  • nomada's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2005 at 1:13 PM

    What a wonderful page on a wonderful place ! (I was exhausted with the lambada!, can't wait to go back..)

  • JetlagCity's Profile Photo
    Jan 11, 2005 at 10:09 AM

    Super page with fantastic pictures! Great travelogues, too. This place looks like paradise!

  • Aurorae's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2005 at 9:23 AM

    Muito bonito! Adoraria visitar o Brasil, e bahia em particular! Talvez nesse ano por fim! :) Tens uma pagina muito bonita, como sempre. :)

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2004 at 5:52 PM

    Wow, a great page Vitor!! I would love to sample those Brazilian beaches! How come you are so lucky??!!

  • easyoar's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2004 at 2:41 PM

    Perhaps dr.firas reviewed the wrong pages by mistake ;-) Que chicas tienes en tus paginas :-)

  • quartinb's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2004 at 5:56 AM

    ,,,porto????

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