Praia Do Porto Da Barra
Praia Do Porto Da Barra
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Porto da Barra is one of the few points of land in Brazil that face west over the Atlantic Ocean (due to its unique geography near the entrance to the Bay of All Saints). Because of this, Porto da Barra Sundown Show features sunsets which are both spectacularly beautiful and endearing because of the way people (visitors and local residents alike) applaud, cheer, whistle and sing while the sun sets over the sea. Porto da Barra Sundown Show also features various styles of live music at world-famous Hot Dougie's Rendezvous on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The water at Porto da Barra Beach is quite calm and perfect for swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, ad and other water sports. Even on days when other beaches in Salvador are empty, there is typically a good crowd at Porto da Barra Beach. Porto da Barra also features Portuguese forts (recently renovated as multimedia museums) dating back to the 17th century and number of good restaurants, bars, shops including used book and record stores, and a State of Bahia agency which promotes the production and sale of quality hand-made artisan products, and others.
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Nelson C
Salvador, BA1,404 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
À wonderful city beach, a great location, all kinds of leisure services , starting with sun umbrellas for renting ( 3 to 5 dollars for the whole morning) , a tremendous place for music entertainment.
New Year’s Eve: memorable.
Written 1 January 2024
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Edward D.
Lucena, PB4,577 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Praia da Barra, where the sea is strong & excellent for surfers, is one of the most sought after in the city. It is here that one of the postcards of Salvador, Farol da Barra, is located in the Santo Antônio da Barra Fort, at the end of the beach. The construction belongs to the Navy of Brazil and was initiated by the first grantee of the Captaincy of Bahia (Francisco Pereira Coutinho, in 1536), originally having the form of a tower with ten sides. Expanded and renovated between 1583 and 1587 by Manoel Teles Barreto, it underwent changes between 1602 and 1702, including gaining its embankment.
The fortress, also known as Vigia da Barra and Forte Grande, was built in the beginning of the 16th century, in a strategic position to guard the Bay of Todos os Santos. At that time, the tradition was that all places of war were dedicated to a saint, who would protect the place from the reach of enemy artillery.
The first official record that Santo Antônio was elected to sanctify the fort in Barra dates from 1705, when Governor Dom Rodrigues da Costa issued an order to establish a captain's square to Santo Antônio da Barra. As a soldier, the saint was also entitled to a salary, which would be paid to the liquidator of the Convento de São Francisco. In September 1810, the saint was promoted to the rank of major and lieutenant colonel in November 1814.
The Santo Antônio da Barra Fort is considered the first fortress built in Brazil and houses the Nautical Museum, with a collection consisting of maps, navigation equipment, models of old Portuguese and Spanish ships and caravels, and findings from the Galeão Sacramento, sunk in the entrance to the Bay of All Saints.
Written 1 June 2021
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travelbug
Pensacola, FL1,013 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Friends
I stayed in barra two nights and was happy I did. Sunsets are fantastic and there are lots of dining options. Take a coconut down to the beach and enjoy the soft ocean waves.
Written 24 January 2021
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jorge c
Buenos Aires, Argentina18,809 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
It's perhaps the nicest of the urban beaches that the city of Salvador offers.
Ideal for swimming with almost no waves (or soft ones). Incredibly enough you can also see some tiny fish with sunny days.
It get's crowded and it's not a quiet beach at all. I would only recommend spending beach time here for a short time, maybe a swim and get going.
Also the beach itself is all sand, no rocks like in Farol da Barra Beach.
Written 24 February 2020
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Hello Jorge Thanks for the comment. We are working to make our services even better. We will await your return. Prefeitura Municipal de Salvador
Written 27 February 2020
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Van Wilder
Cape Town, South Africa38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
First off, don't expect Copacabana or Ipanema...its way different...but isn't that why you flew all the way to Salvador to begin with? I love Salvador for the fact that its a city that gives you a different flavour to what you probably have already seen thus far in Rio and São Palo and that's what makes this city so special. Regarding the beach, I stayed for almost 2 weeks at a hotel that overlooked this bustling lively beach during the month of December. I recall, waking up at 3:30am, looking out my hotel room window onto the beach below and I couldn't believe that the beach was lit up, and almost as full as what it was during the day. People were parking off on their cangas as if to be catching the sun (more like the moon), swimming, dancing, singing, samba, beach volley ball, foot volley etc and it didn't seem to phase any of the beachgoers that it was 3:30 in the morning. It's not the prettiest nor the fanciest of beaches but make no mistake its where you want to be as you sure to find the best eye candy on this beach. Its very popular amongst the locals as well as foreigners and I guess its due the fact that its a favourite area/neighbourhood for visitors to stay when on vacation. There is also a lovely promenade/sidewalk along the beach and past the famous lighthouse and you very likely to stumble across various musicians busking along the side street with the ocean as a backdrop. Opposite the beach you will find a few restaurants and bars and enjoy your meal or beer outside on the sidewalk. There is a large shopping mall (shopping Barra) within walking distance from the beach (20min)
Written 16 February 2020
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Wayne D
San Diego, CA286 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Salvador also offers some fun beach experiences. Praia Porto da Barra (close town beach) is nice. You can rent chairs and an umbrella for about $5 and nice affordable drinks and food are available right on the beach. It is very popular (crowded) on the weekends. Barra is a short taxi ride from Pelourinho. Fans of nautical history, don’t miss the well-done Museu Nautico da Bahia here. The new large shopping center, Shopping Barra, is located here with upscale fashions and restaurants – nice place! Try the tasty cheese (Queijo Assado) they roast on the beach. Sipping a caipirinha is a thing to do in Brazil and can be done in many favors.
Written 7 December 2019
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Hello Wayne Thanks for the comment. We are working to make our services better and better. We will await your return. Prefeitura Municipal do Salvador
Written 9 December 2019
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,571 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
It looks like "Praia do Porto da Barra" is the most preferred beach in Salvador, as it is quite busy at all times! Amazing beach, chairs, umbrelas, cold beer and, principally, the friendly Bahians welcoming you! Clean and warm waters complete the scene. The fortress of "Santa Maria" is just nearby. As anything in Bahia, it is noisy, vibrant and full of sounds! Just come in high spirits and join Bahians celebrating life and all the good and happy moments of it! Vendors are all over. If you decide to buy anything, try a little bargain with them. You may be lucky enough and get yourself a small discount. And don't forget to smile: you are in the holy Bahia, the land that has been blessed by all Saints! Enjoy!
Written 12 August 2019
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Raul_A_Avila
Asuncion, Paraguay24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
Perfect place if you want to swim and have an oportunity to watch fishes.
Recommended to be early in the morning. Crowded after noon.
Written 3 February 2019
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boereklong
Durbanville, South Africa336 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
It is very busy every day, loud and full of people ready to lie down or just swim.
The beach culture is very different to many places with most people arriving with ghetto blasters and competing with loud music.
On the top road above the beach there was a daily group of men that listened to their ghetto blaster all day... not sure why the restaurants don't complain. Some morning the area could smell like a urinal.
once again hoards of armed police but no interference from them with the area being a major distribution centre for beer.
Written 16 January 2019
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Hi Klong. Thank you very much for your comment. Cause we are working for make you feel that Salvador is positively different city. Follow Salvador: @visitsalvadordabahia #visitsalvadordabahia Prefeitura Municipal do Salvador
Written 28 January 2019
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jd3sai
Houston, TX404 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
Great beach! One of the few that faces the Atlantic ocean. Chairs and umbrellas for rent. (or you can hang out on the sand for free). For 4 people, 2 hours it was 25 R. so pretty cheap. Service is really good as well! The man that we rented from offered us drinks (we got beer, since its closed) and offered us snacks and came back every once in a while. Weather was nice, wasn't too crowded!
There is a small fort next to the beach. It's 5 R to get in. Not worth it. There is only a view point from it. But you get the same view point from the beach.
Written 8 January 2019
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Hello! We thank you for your visit to Salvador and for your evaluation. Welcome to Salvador! @visitsalvadordabahia #visitsalvadordabahia salvadordabahia.com Prefeitura Municipal de Salvador Salvador.
Written 9 January 2019
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