Historically, Porto Seguro is significant: it's the point where Portuguese sailors first landed in the land now known as Brazil. But apart from its small historic center, the city is more a popular destination for Brazilian and Argentinian package tourists – here for beach action and nightlife – and high schoolers on school-break holidays. Many travelers linger in town only long enough to catch the ferry toward the lovely coastline and mellow village of nearby Arraial d’Ajuda.
These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Porto Seguro.
Whether it’s a guided tour of a historic landmark, private tasting of local delicacies, or an off-road adventure — explore the best experiences in Porto Seguro.