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Top Choice Bahian in Praia do Forte

Souza Bar

Festive Souza Bar inside the Tamar Project station, has a dramatic setting along the rocky coastline. It's a sure bet for fresh clams, crispy bolinho de peixe (fried fish balls) and caipirinhas (cocktails). A second…
Ruins in Praia do Forte

Castelo do Garcia d’Ávila

Dating from 1552, the Castelo was the first great Portuguese edifice in Brazil. Desperate to colonize, the king of Portugal granted lands to merchants, soldiers and aristocrats; a farmer named Garcia d’Ávila, endowe…
Buffet in Praia do Forte

Casa da Nati

A longtime Praia do Forte favorite, Casa da Nati spreads an excellent self-serve lunch buffet, plus a good menu of à la carte dishes all day and into the evening. It's also a good spot for breakfast if you're stayin…
Sandwiches in Praia do Forte

Exkinão do Lanche

This popular deli does made-to-order sandwiches – choose between pernil (pork), picanha (steak) or one of the vegetarian options. Take your sandwiches to the beach, or dine at one of the well-positioned outdoor tabl…
Brazilian in Praia do Forte

Vila Gourmet

This stylish tropical-style eatery (connected to the centrally located Pousada Sobrado da Vila) serves regional cuisine that’s a cut above the rest – thanks to organic vegetables and eggs sourced from a private farm…
Brazilian in Praia do Forte

Sabor da Vila

One of the top Bahian restaurants in town, Sabor da Vila serves excellent moquecas, picanha (tender seirloin steak), grilled fish and other mouthwatering dishes.
Seafood in Praia do Forte

Restaurante do Castelo

Located at the Castelo do Garcia d’Ávila, this elegant, breezy restaurant serves a small selection of seafood, grilled steak and Brazilian favorites to marvelous views.
Wildlife Reserve in Praia do Forte

Tamar Project Station

The extremely worthwhile Tamar Project station, designed to protect endangered sea turtles, is located on the beach next to the church and lighthouse.