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Souza Bar

Festive and popular 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...

Brazilian in Praia do Forte

Vila Gourmet

This 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.

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.

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,...

Park in Praia do Forte

Parque Klaus Peters

Just outside of town you'll find the dramatic entrance for this charming coastal park – a long wooden bridge over a buzzing lagoon. Inside the park is a 3.4km trail that takes you across a small island and then...

Bistro in Praia do Forte

Cafe do Forte

Elegantly plated seafood dishes and an extensive menu of fresh juice and coffee drinks can be found at this nondescript spot on Praia do Forte's main drag. The menu is extensive (albeit a little overpriced) and...

Bar in Praia do Forte

Bar Souza

Located inland near where the buses let off, Bar Souza is the rowdier cousin to Souza Bar on the beach. Come on the weekends to hear live music.

Buffet in Praia do Forte

Casa da Nati

A longtime Praia do Forte favorite, Casa da Nati spreads an excellent self-serve lunch buffet (per kilo R$62), plus a good menu of à la carte dishes all day and into the evening. It's also a good spot for...

Bahian in Praia do Forte

Zecas & Zecas

Zecas & Zecas, on the main square of Sítio do Conde, is a colorful seafood restaurant serving the town’s best moqueca (fish stew).