Tourist attractions of Arraial d’Ajuda which is a district of Porto Seguro

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Pontos Turísticos de Arraial d'Ajuda
Tourist attractions of Arraial d’Ajuda

The small village of Arraial d’Ajuda, which is a district of Porto Seguro, is characterized by its paradisiacal beaches, exuberant nature and buildings with a unique style.

It attracts tourists from all over the world and is considered a meeting point for writers, musicians and artists in general.

Arraial d’Ajuda has always been avant-garde. Before there was talk of ecological tourism, the town already knew where its wealth lay.

Multicolored that embellishes Arraial da Ajuda (Arraial d’Ajuda) is in everything, sharing space with rustic architecture, inns that express feelings, surprising restaurants. At every corner, a style.

Beautiful and transparent beaches in Arraial d’Ajuda welcome the sun at every dawn and in a delicate and subtle way everyone can enjoy a well-dosed golden, with the pleasure of music, friends and beach huts.

Centro Histórico de Arraial d'Ajuda
Centro Histórico

In every street, at every corner, the friendliness of its people makes every corner of this beautiful Arraial d’Ajuda welcoming.

Mornings, afternoons and evenings full of novelties enchant those looking for original ideas of fun and pastime.

Contact with nature and the desire to satisfy the senses of people who seek to relax in Arraial d’Ajuda, the touch of originality is everywhere, bringing a stripped-down and cozy look.

Praia Pitinga - Arraial d'Ajuda
Praia Pitinga

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To know, to walk, to enjoy Arraial d’Ajuda is to get out of the routine, to live freely, to seek the affinity that exists in everything and everyone.

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Historical Center and Matrix Church

Centro Histórico de Arraial d'Ajuda com a Igreja Matriz
Centro Histórico de Arraial d’Ajuda com a Igreja Matriz

Another mandatory stop for visitors is the Historical Center of Arraial d’Ajuda, where the beautiful Mother Church of Nossa Senhora d’Ajuda stands out. Built between 1549 and 1551, it was listed by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute.

Beaches of Arraial d’Ajuda

Mapa das praias de Arraial d'Ajuda BA
Mapa das praias de Arraial d’Ajuda BA

1. Praia do Apaga Fogo

Separated from the city by the Buranhém River, it has fine white sand. Reefs make the waters calm and, at low tide, form natural pools good for swimming and kayaking. The water is dark but clean.

O Arraial d’Ajuda Eco Resort na Praia do Apaga Fogo
O Arraial d’Ajuda Eco Resort na Praia do Apaga Fogo

It already belongs to Arraial da Ajuda – it is where the ferry from Porto Seguro disembarks. It has a comfortable hotel, several inns. restaurants and camping.

2. Praia de Araçaípe

Praia de Araçaípe - Arraial da Ajuda
Praia de Araçaípe

Straight, it has weak waves, fine white sand (with stones and shells) and reefs. It has inns and bars.

3. Praia da Ajuda (ou dos Coqueiros)

Praia da Ajuda (ou dos Coqueiros)
Praia da Ajuda (ou dos Coqueiros)

It is the village beach. Fine loose sand, with whelks, small stones and coral formations in some stretches. Gentle waves and coconut trees. It has inns, bars and camping.

4. Praia do Mucugê

Praia Mucugê - Arraial da Ajuda
Praia Mucugê

The busiest. It is straight, with fine white sand and natural pools formed by reefs. It is 800 m from the center of Arraial. It has inns, restaurants, bars and camping.

5. Praia do Parracho

Praia do Parracho em Arraial d'Ajuda
Praia do Parracho em Arraial d’Ajuda

A super tent has given its name to this stretch of beach, which has become a meeting place for young people. Windsurfing and kayaking equipment for rent.

6. Praia de Pitinga

Praia de Pitinga em Arraial d'Ajuda
Praia de Pitinga em Arraial d’Ajuda

Cove with strong, greenish waves that break on the reefs near the shore.

The sand is soft and clear. A few well-structured bars line the beach with chairs. Towards the south the beaches become increasingly deserted and there is occasional nudism.

7. Praia da Lagoa Azul

Praia da Lagoa Azul em Arraial d'Ajuda
Praia da Lagoa Azul em Arraial d’Ajuda

It has soft, clear sand and crashing waves.

The Blue Lagoon is a well wedged between cliffs and sought after for its clay, which is said to be medicinal and good for the skin, Access on foot, by the beaches of Pitinga or Taípe. There is a bar next to the lagoon.

8. Praia de Taípe

Praia de Taípe em Arraial d'Ajuda
Praia de Taípe em Arraial d’Ajuda

Quiet, with white and golden sands, transparent and warm waters.

It is isolated by cliffs of up to 20 meters. Access before the bridge over the Taípe River.

How to get to Arraial d’Ajuda

Arraial d`Ajuda is part of the municipality of Porto Seguro; therefore, the difference between getting to the headquarters of Porto Seguro and Arraial is very small: just a ferry crossing.

It doesn’t matter which way you choose to get there. Be it car, plane or bus… you will always have to cross the Bunharém River.

People who are on foot pay for the journey and this amount is only paid in one direction (from Porto Seguro to Arraial d’Ajuda); in the opposite direction there is no charge for pedestrians.

1. Airplane

The nearest airport to Arraial d’Ajuda is Porto Seguro Airport, a few kilometers from the city center. After arriving at the airport you will need to cross the river on a ferry.

2. Bus

Those who want to get to Arraial d’Ajuda by bus can count on the Porto Seguro bus station, which receives buses from companies such as São Geraldo/Gontijo, Águia Branca and Itapemirim.

3. Car

Both those coming from the south and those coming from the north should take the BR-101 to Eunápolis, and then the BR-376.

By car, there are charges each way for crossing the river that separates Arraial from Porto Seguro. Those who live in the region can present proof of residence and the price drops by half.

The ferry operates every day, 24 hours. At dawn, the interval between departures is one hour; during the day, 30 minutes.

It is a safe crossing and takes only ten minutes, but it is a simple and uncomfortable way. The distance from the airport and bus station to the ferry is no more than 5km. is the largest travel and tourism guide for Bahia, Salvador and the Northeast.

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