"Praia do Forte" Top 5 Page for this destination Estado da Bahia by toonsarah
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Another “eco-touch” is the TAMAR project in the village, dedicated to preserving the beach’s role as a prime nesting spot for turtles. The villagers used to augment the meagre living they made from fishing through an illegal trade in turtles’ eggs, threatening the species; now they can earn enough from the resort and from tourist visits to the centre that now provides protection for the turtles, meaning that this protection is now in locals’ interests too.
We chose this resort to end our tour precisely because it was on the edge of a village rather than isolated as so many tourist resorts are. If I’m in Brazil I like to be able to feel that I am in Brazil, not in some anonymous could-be-anywhere international resort.
I liked the way the village and resort here co-exist closely and support each other. The beach where holiday makers sun themselves is the same beach that locals use for their fishing, and on several occasions we saw tourists helping out in hauling in the nets.
Our visit was some years ago now. I’ve done my best to check that all my info is up to date but I appreciate things may have changed. Please do let me know if you spot any errors or discover changes that I should correct.
- Pros:Lovely setting, great facilities, good eco credentials, local colour - and those marmosets ;)
- Cons:A little over-developed for some tastes, and can't swim in sea all year round because of jellyfish
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