The history of Brazil begins in Porto Seguro, Bahia.
Considered a national monument, the city is located on the Discovery Coast, where 500 years ago the Portuguese arrived, starting the colonization of the country.
Today, the monuments, churches and beautiful beaches make the municipality one of the most visited destinations by tourists from all over Brazil.
Porto Seguro has been considered a National Historic Site since 1976. With beautiful beaches full of tents, bars and restaurants, the city is in the extreme south of Bahia, 700 kilometers from the capital – Salvador -, and has its economic activities based on tourism, plant extraction, agriculture, livestock and fishing.
The fun ranges from a historical and cultural itinerary to more hectic outings, both during the day, when nautical leisure is practiced, and at night, when the waterfront bars, street stalls and restaurants of various types of cuisine fill up.
The so-called “Passarela do Álcool” has several stalls on the same street and is one of the busiest points of the night. On the waterfront, the famous “Reggae Night” takes place, with live music, several days a week.
If Porto Seguro parties every night of the year, during Carnival and summer the city simply goes wild. The Passarela do Álcool is packed with blocos, trios elétricos and bands, who perform amidst the party that dominates the city.
If Carnival all over the country ends on Ash Wednesday, in Porto Seguro the date is just the milestone of a new party: Carnaporto, the extended Carnival of Porto Seguro.
Municipality of Porto Seguro – Tourism Guide
The municipality of Porto Seguro is one of the tourist spots in the Northeast closest to the South and Southeast and integrates the Discovery Coast, which goes from Barra do Rio Caí, in the municipality of Prado, passing through Trancoso, Caraíva, through Monte Pascoal National Park, Arraial D’Ajuda, Coroa Vermelha and the mouth of the João de Tiba River, in Santa Cruz Cabrália.
Porto Seguro has beaches with varied styles. In all of them the visitor has the infrastructure of beach huts. In Taperapuã Beach (the most popular) the tents offer lambaerobics classes and live music.
In Arraial D’Ajuda, Pitinga is one of the most beautiful, but there is also Mucugê, and further ahead Taípe. Imagine the meeting of a river with the sea, this is Rio da Barra, more difficult to access, but wonderful.
Separated from Porto Seguro by the Bunharém River, which can be crossed by ferry, is Arraial D’Ajuda, which besides the numerous beaches has the “Bróduei“, a place that concentrates the nightlife of the village, with boutiques, restaurants and bars.
There predominate the inns which gives great charm to the village. To make your life easier there is a bus line that connects the ferry to the center of Arraial.
Who has not heard of Trancoso, the place became famous in the 70’s, when many hippies settled there, today more civilized, with electricity and other comforts still impresses with the bucolic “Quadrado” (kind of square) delimited by simple buildings that house restaurants, bars, and craft stores.
Another tour you should not miss is the Paradise Water Park.
At the same level of quality as the Disney parks, it has numerous attractions that will fascinate you: swimming pool with waves, water slides, water playground and artificial river. All this installed in an ecologically preserved area and by the beach.
It’s not over yet: At night, don’t miss the Passarela do Alcohol. There are numerous stalls scattered along the street, decorated with arrangements and fruits, selling the famous “capeta” (the local drink that mixes guarana powder, alcoholic beverage, honey and lemon juice), but be careful because the locals inform that the first “capeta” the second “capote”.
Every night there’s a different luau to go to, complete with axé, and for those in love, how about a gypsy wedding on the beach by candlelight – romantic, right?
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