The city reserves attractions for those who enjoy the beach, action and a dip in the history of Brazil.

First place of arrival of Portuguese caravels in Brazil, the city of safe harbor, on the southern coast of Bahia, has almost 150,000 inhabitants and stands out for being a tourism hub, covering the most varied tastes and styles. Distant 707 km from the capital, Salvador, the easiest way to reach the city is through the safe harbor, which has flights to São Paulo, Minas Gerais and the state capital. In addition, it is possible to reach the municipality through the state highway BA-001, or by intercity and interstate bus companies.

In a cauldron of mixtures worthy of the Bahia, safe harbor It is a destination for those who like action, parties and carnival, but it also has options for those who prefer to enjoy the beaches and the historic part of the oldest city in the country. In a kind of journey to the roots of Brazil today, the historic center houses buildings and churches from different periods of our history. Listed by the National Historic and Artistic Heritage, the region is a true museum.

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At Marco do Descobrimento, tourists can feel like Pedro Álvares Cabral, when he disembarked from the caravels. In the Churches of São Benedito and Nossa Senhora da Misericórdia, different styles of architecture go back to the core of colonial identity. You can still visit the Museum of safe harbor, which holds an incredible collection of pieces, artifacts and works of art and even walks through old public buildings, such as the Casa da Câmara and the old Jail.

Photo: Adilson Andrade

If you already prefer a more fun destination that still mixes ecotourism, the request is Arraial d'Ajuda Eco Park. At the end of Estrada da Balsa, the water park is one of the largest in Latin America and is very close to the coast. Mixing a beautiful view of the sea, with toys ranging from zip lines, sandboxes, soccer and volleyball courts, space for small children, many swimming pools and a good variety of options to eat. The park is, without a doubt, a place for everyone to relax, have fun and find their inner children again.

Arraial d'Ajuda Eco Park Photo: Publicity

To let the rhythm of Bahia master your body, the days and nights take on a special swing at Axé Moi, located on the trendy Praia de Taperapuan. Mixing gastronomy, Bahian and Northeastern rhythms, a team of dancers rock the crowd on a fixed stage facing the sea. It is possible to learn choreography, watch shows and find lots of young people having fun, especially on weekend nights. The place has special programs during the carnival period.

Those who really prefer to enjoy a beach can be sure that safe harbor will not disappoint. With white sand, inns close to the shore, and a rough sea in shades of blue, Praia da Ponta Grande attracts from surfers to people looking for the peace of the sand. To get there, you have to walk about 10 km from the center. If you don't want to travel so much, Praia de Itacimirim, 3 km from the center, may be your solution. Located on the North Shore, kiosks and bars are scattered along the beach and lull tourists with music and the aroma of delicious meals.

With so many different activities during the day and night, a good rest is essential to keep the momentum going and enjoy safe harbor. Thus, among the good lodging options is the Villaggio Arcobaleno Resort. With great refinement, whoever stays here will be able to enjoy the delicious beach of Taperapuã, with its white sands. You will still have the comfort and beauty of being surrounded by well-kept gardens, tennis court, sauna, gym, swimming pools and even a panoramic restaurant. The five-star development has a high standard for its rooms, all of which have air conditioning, telephone, safe and minibar. To complete the package, it is just 6 km from the historic center.

Another place to stay and enjoy a lot is Toko Village. 200 meters away from Praia do Mutá, it offers a swimming pool with a terrace, a sand volleyball court and each apartment or residence is equipped with a kitchen, living area and private bathrooms. You can choose accommodation with a balcony and garden view. Those who want can also pay an extra fee to use services such as babysitters, massages and even washing clothes.

To close the accommodation suggestions, the Hotel Vale Verde, a few minutes from the airport, the historic center and the gastronomic areas of Porto Seguro, the hotel offers 52 apartments, all in a modern style, equipped with WiFi and TV. On the hotel grounds, it is still possible to use the internal parking, relax by the pool and enjoy the sauna.

Among the diverse cuisine of Bahia, safe harbor it is home to delicious restaurants. A curious option is the Adega dos Lords, completely decorated in a medieval style. With a wine list with more than 200 options, it is located inside the Salas do Imperador hotel. On the menu fish and seafood are side by side with salads and breaded dishes. The place is good for couples because of its romantic atmosphere.

Lords Cellar. Photo: Disclosure

Well-served portions and a fair price are on the menu at Esquina do Mundo Bar and Restaurant. In the middle of Avenida Portugal, in the center of Porto Seguro, it offers cold beer, prepared dishes, appetizers and lots of seafood. With tables in the outdoor and indoor area, there is also live music. For meat fans, a nice option is Churrascaria do Bira Bar e Restaurante, located in the Campinho neighborhood. Serving lunch and dinner, customers will find tasty meats and top-notch side dishes. The establishment is also worth a visit for dinner or happy hour with friends.


Resort Villaggio Arcobaleno:
Highway 367, KM 67, Taperapuã Beach, Porto Seguro
Phone: (73) 2105-5051
[email protected]
Book here.

Toko Village:
Alameda dos Corais, 270, Porto Seguro
Phone: (73) 3677-1300
[email protected]
Book here.

Lords' Cellar:
Road to Airport, 317, Porto Seguro
Phone: (73) 3288-8450

Corner of the World Bar and Restaurant:
Avenida Portugal, 292 – Centro, Porto Seguro
Phone: (73) 3288-2139

Bira Bar and Restaurant Steakhouse:
R. Manaus, 25 – Campinho, Porto Seguro
Phone: (73) 3288-3288

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