Forte São Diogo
It's worth the uphill hike to this 17th-century fort: from here, the views of the bay are fantastic.
Idioma Escola de Português
Convenient if you're staying in Barra, this language school offers group classes and private sessions in addition to cultural excursions...
Forte Santa Maria
A 17th-century stone fortification that's administered by the Navy.
Up a staircase from the seaside road that curves around the tip of Barra, Pereira is a stylish restaurant and wine bar. Excellent chope ...
Portal do Mar
Open all day, with outdoor tables just across the street from the beach, this is an appealing spot for a sunset caipirinha (cocktail) or...
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Language classes here get mixed reviews from travelers, though some teachers are reportedly excellent. Benefits include language exchange with Brazilian students, city excursions and samba classes. Diálogo also specializes in arranging homestays with local families.