‘Porto Seguro‘ (Safe harbour) is the main door way for enterering the south Bahia beaches. Porto itself has inumerable hotels/hostels/inns for all pockets and likes. The neighbouring village of Arraial d’ajuda – just a 20 min ferry crossing the Durnheim river – has an equal amount of accomodations – often in better style. Formerly known for the hotspot for brazilian jet-setters and millionaires, Arraial has recently been discovered by international backpakers and novice brazilian hipsters giving it a renewed look and a bubbling haven for travelers worldwide. Check out the Porto Seguro best beaches!
The northern beaches make for an imense bay with several hotels and resorts in the area. The Curuípe, Itacimirim, Mundai and Taperapua in sequence make up the bay of soft white sands and deep blue waters propped up against the green native Atlantic forest. A real treat. With serveral ‘barraquinhas’ – typical huts on the beach-side serving drinks and food for those suffering in the warm sun (\o/) you can spend one of the best days of the year just relaxing and soothing away all that stress. The beaches are pretty far so a taxi or renting a car could be an excellent option.
Nationally famous the ‘passarela do alcool‘ (alcohol way) makes up a really interesting stretch of Porto Seguro with its bars, restaurants. In the evening the places gets packed with visitors walking up down looking for good bargains and the handicraft and searching for the best dinner and drinks in town. Even at night the tempeatures make up a warm climate which just makes you feel so set back. During summer time in Brazil (winter in the northern hemisphere) the place gets packed and even more so during the carnival season. Dont miss it.