Bahia has one of Brazil's longest and most spectacular stretches of coastline, lined with mile upon mile of white sand beaches. Bahia's beaches attracts fun-loving Brazilians and overseas tourists alike, though thanks to its size, it's easy to get away from you crowds should you so wish - to find secluded beaches backed by towering coconut palms and fronted by the soothing swells of the Atlantic Ocean.
Bahia hosts a variety of beaches. In some, the gin-clear waters of the Atlantic host a theatre of marine life - an inviting snorkelling opportunity - while others provide direct access to some of Brazil's most famous surf breaks. On shore, the sand remains soft and fine and white, and palms provide much needed shade. In other places the thick rainforest inland rings with the sounds of the forest. From the quiet stretches of Trancoso and the homely pousada accommodation of the Marau Peninsula to the luxury resorts at Porto de Galinhas, there's something here for everyone.