earest destination for those looking for beautiful beaches, Bahia continues to attract tourists and should return with strength after the coronavirus pandemic.
Tourists who decide to venture into Bahia do not suffer from a lack of things to do. There are 13 tourist areas that cater to the most diverse motivations, with natural and historical beauties.
One of the most famous areas is Costa dos Coqueiros, which comprises the municipalities of Mata de São João, Jandaíra, Entre Rios, Conde, Lauro de Freitas, Esplanada, Dias D’Ávila and Camaçari.
The place holds incredible natural beauties, which include the green of coconut trees, the blue of the sea, the ruins of an old colonial castle and a modern hotel infrastructure.
It is in this area that famous beaches of Bahia are located, such as Praia do Forte, Imbassaí, Costa do Sauípe, Baixio, Massarandupió, Mangue Seco, Arembepe, Castelo Garcia D’Ávila, Sapiranga Reserve, in addition to the Tamar project – which works to preserve the sea turtles – and the Humpback Whale project.
In addition to these better-known places, Bahia also holds other beauties of the Brazilian Northeast. Check out:
Salvador is without Carnival due to the coronavirus, but it deserves to be mentioned in all tourist articles for its other attractions.
Capital of Bahia, before the pandemic, it was able to receive more than three million tourists a year, 550 thousand of which in Carnival alone. When visiting, don’t miss the Mercado Modelo, with more than 250 stores with a variety of art, crafts, souvenirs and restaurants.
Other highlights are the Pelourinho, the Church and Convent of São Francisco and the Cathedral Basilica of Salvador.
Located in the municipality of Cairu, Ilha de Boipeba is the definition of rest. Not even a car arrives at the place. Neighboring Tinharé Island, near Morro de São Paulo, Boipeba has grown among Brazilian tourists.
The highlight goes to the natural pools of Bainema, where there is a mangrove swamp that runs to the Catu River. In Ponta dos Castelhanos, there is the traditional lobster pastry and the cocoa caipirinha with biribiri.
One of the places that offers an immersion in the place is the Pousada Mangabeiras, which has a preserved forest all around.
Have you ever thought about seeing a whale up close? The tourist area of Costa das Baleias provides this experience, depending on the time of year. The cliff-lined beaches and untouched ecosystems are a true paradise for humpback whales.
The coast is in the extreme south of Bahia and is home to the largest and most diversified set of coral reefs in the South Atlantic. In all, there are 17 species in the Abrolhos Marine National Park. The coast corresponds to the municipalities of Alcobaça, Caravelas, Itamaraju, Mucuri, Nova Viçosa, Prado and Teixeira de Freitas.
A small sample of what the Portuguese had the opportunity to see when they arrived in Brazil is on the Discovery Coast.
Surrounded by several natural attractions, such as beaches, bays, coral reefs, mangroves and navigable rivers, the region attracts fans of adventure tourism.
The site comprises the municipalities of Porto Seguro, Santa Cruz Cabrália, Belmonte and Guaratinga and the beaches of Arraial D’Ajuda and the famous Trancoso, in addition to Caraíva, Santo André, Monte Pascoal and Ponta do Mutá.