Museum in Porto Seguro

Museu do Descobrimento

Housed in the former Câmara Municipal (Town Council), the Museu Porto Seguro contains exhibits on Brazil’s early settlement, with rooms dedicated to exploration and colonial life; even more interesting are the museu…
Memorial in Porto Seguro

Memorial da Epopéia do Descobrimento

Down by the beach, just north of town, the Memorial da Epopéia do Descobrimento is a worthwhile stop. The park features a replica of the Portuguese ship that first landed on Brazilian shores. The surrounding botanic…
Beach in Porto Seguro


North of town is the Orla Norte (north coast), a long and tranquil bay whose white, fluffy sands are backed by green vegetation and dotted with barracas and big beach clubs. Beaches here include Praia Curuípe (3km f…
Historic Site in Porto Seguro

Cidade Histórica

Motivation is required to climb the stairs to Porto Seguro's old town. Rewards include colorful historic buildings and sweeping views over the coastline. Warning: the area is beautifully illuminated at night, and de…
Monument in Porto Seguro

Gonçalo Coelho's Marker Stone

Marks the spot where the Portuguese explorer seized this stretch of coastline from native people in the early 16th century.
Church in Porto Seguro

Capela de São Benedito

A simple church built by the Jesuits in the mid-16th century.