Where to go in Beaches of Bahia
List of regions
Itacare is a friendly fishing town in the south of Bahia, known for its laid back Afro-Brazilian culture. Just 100 miles from Salvador, the bustling state capital, Itacare is yet another example of what Bahia's diverse coastline has to offer Brazil holidays.
Ilhéus, the largest city in the southern coast of Bahia, was founded by Portuguese colonisers in the 16th century and grew quickly as a centre of cocoa production. Though the cocoa industry declined during the 1980s, the surrounding areas still produces 65 per cent of all Brazilian cocoa.
Porto de Galinhas is one of northeast Brazil's most popular beach resorts. Situated 35 miles to the south of Recife, the sprawling capital of Pernambuco state, Porto de Galinhas has grown from a deserted stretch of coastline to an award-winning beachfront resort in the space of just two decades.
Trancoso is a relaxed coastal town that has become one of Bahia state's most fashionable holiday destinations. Situated on a long stretch of beach, Trancoso offers luxury hotels, boutique shops and fine restaurants, all of which nestle neatly into the town's sleepy streets and dusty squares.
The Marau Peninsula is a beautiful beach-fringed peninsula, just south of Salvador in the state of Bahia and a great place to spend a few days during a more extensive Brazil holiday. Stunning beaches stretch along the entire length of the peninsula, on both its Atlantic side and along the Baia de C…
Praia do Forte a beach resort on the Linha Verde - the ‘Green Line'. This scenic strip of coastline runs all the way from Salvador to the Sergipe state border in the north and is also sometimes known as the ‘Coconut Highway' on account of the many coconut plantations that line the mile upon mile of…