Praia Porto da Barra beach
Museu Náutico da Bahia
In addition to having superb views, the Forte de Santo Antônio da Barra contains the excellent nautical museum, with relics and displays...
Forte de Santo Antônio da Barra
Built in 1698, Bahia’s oldest fort is more commonly called the Farol da Barra for the lighthouse (South America’s oldest) within its...
If you’re short on time, climb aboard the open-air Salvador Bus at Farol da Barra, the Mercado Modelo or a number of other downtown...
Off Club is a great spot for dancing. This place brings in a mixed and assorted crowd of drag queens, gays, lesbians, straights, go-go...
This branch of the Brazilian chain is nothing fancy, but it offers porch seating, inexpensive takeout and a decent buffet spread...
Praia Porto da Barra beach information
Praia Porto da Barra beach is rather like the Pelourinho: small, picturesque, usually crowded, loaded with vendors selling everything imaginable, and roughly half those present are foreigners. The bay's waters are clear and calm, and the people-watching is fantastic. To the left of the lighthouse, Praia do Farol da Barra has a beach break popular with surfers. Barra's waterfront is lined with bars and restaurants and is well lit at night, but it gets a bit sleazy in the later hours.