Ilha dos Frades is one of those little paradises that has conquered the ecotourism public. A perfect place to enjoy nature on walks with friends and family. Ilha dos Frades is the second largest in the region of Baía de Todos os Santos and has places with the […]
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.
Bom Jesus dos Passos Island in Todos Santos Bay is small and quiet, 10′ by boat from Madre de Deus, leaning on Frades Island, it has a sloop shipyard and only one village, with cobbled and tree-lined streets, bars, a simple restaurant and a bakery. THE […]
Santo Amaro da Purificação in Baía de Todos os Santos is the land of Caetano Veloso and Maria Bethânia, where Dona Canô lives, mother of these icons of Brazilian popular music. Since the early days of colonization, myths and beliefs have been part of the lives of its inhabitants. The rural communities in its surroundings […]
Madre de Deus is made up of the islands of Maria Guarda, Vacas and Coroa do Capeta. It enchants tourists for its diversity of natural beauty, with its rich ecosystems of Atlantic Forest, mangroves and salt marshes. Madre de Deus in Todos os Santos Bay, another municipality in the Recôncavo Baiano [...]
The city of Candeias in Baía de Todos os Santos attracts thousands of faithful and revelers every year in the Religious feast of Nossa Senhora das Candeias, it is a mixture of sacred and profane, filled with joy and animation. The colonization of the region in which Candeias is located today […]
Cachoeira is considered a National Monument, listed by the National Artistic Heritage Institute in 1971, the municipality of Cachoeira, located in the southern region, after Salvador, is the city in Bahia that brings together the most important architectural collection in the Baroque style and the largest cultural shipyard independent of Brazil. During the […]