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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.
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.
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- Pros:warm people and the most beautifull places in the world
- Cons:don´t remember
- In a nutshell:no stress
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