São Francisco do Conde in Todos os Santos Bay is located in the metropolitan region of Salvador. The nature of the region reserves for visitors the scenarios of the Atlantic Forest, rivers and mangroves. In 1559, following the Portuguese policy of territorial occupation applied to the new colony, the third Governor General, Mem de […]
All Saints Bay
The Baía de Todos os Santos is formed by 56 tropical islands such as Itaparica, Madre Deus, Maré, Frades, Bom Jesus dos Passos and Matarandiba.
Baía de Todos os Santos is the largest bay on the Brazilian coast (Baía de Todos os Santos has an area of 800 km²; Baía da Guanabara, in Rio de Janeiro, is the second largest in Brazil, with an area of 380 km²), it was this bay that later named the State of Bahia.
For this reason, several municipalities were founded over the centuries in the surroundings of the Bay, several of which are currently listed as tourist destinations in the State.
The capital of the state, Salvador, is the main city in the Baía de Todos os Santos region.
Several other municipalities are also bathed by the approximately 800 km² of the Bay: Madre de Deus, Candeias, Simões Filho, São Francisco do Conde, Santo Amaro, Cachoeira, Saubara, Itaparica, Vera Cruz, Jaguaripe, Maragogipe and Salinas da Margarida, as well as the islands under the jurisdiction of these municipalities.
Islands in the Bay of All Saints
With 240 square kilometers, Ilha de Itaparica is the largest of all and offers a good infrastructure for tourist services.
Ilha de Maré, with 16 square kilometers, has several inns and restaurants (such as the Oratório de Maré).
And Ilha dos Frades, with eight square kilometers, is the most primitive and offers only beach bars for visitors who come to Ponta de Nossa Senhora.
Another 33 islands, some private, others populated and many uninhabited, are peaceful and very beautiful places, with tropical landscapes formed by beaches and primitive vegetation.
Ilha de Maré in Todos os Santos Bay is covered by banana groves and surrounded by beaches and mangroves, it has two main villages: Santana and Praia Grande. They are home to lace makers (in bobbin) and men engaged in net fishing (in colorful canoes) or bamboo crafts. […]
The island of Medo in Todos os Santos Bay is full of mysteries and haunting stories. The small island of Medo is one of the 56 islands that make up the Baía de Todos os Santos archipelago, located in the Brazilian state of Bahia. The Island of Fear and its […]
Ilha de Itaparica is the largest island in the Baía de Todos os Santos with 240 km2, Itaparica means “stone fence” and the name comes from a barrier reef located 1 km from the beaches facing the Atlantic. Ilha de Itaparica, the largest maritime island in […]
The beaches bathed by the blue, calm and warm waters of Ilha de Itaparica in Baía de Todos os Santos, the largest island in Baía de Todos os Santos, Bahia, are the right destination for those looking for tranquility amidst exuberant nature for a long time. rest days. With […]
History of the Island of Itaparica in Bahia The island of Itaparica was discovered by the Europeans on November 1, 1501 by Amerigo Vespucci, together with the Baía de Todos os Santos. However, the island was already occupied by Tupinambá Indians. The European occupation of the island of Itaparica took place from […]