Porto Seguro

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Relish the spectacular views of tropical clifftop forests looming over pristine beaches in this region with a remarkable history.

Porto Seguro is the historic point of discovery for Portuguese settlers in the early 16th century. With its many stunning bays and unique place in history, the city is a cultural and scenic haven for vacationers. Discover the region’s rich past in the vibrant Porto Seguro Old City Center and relax on the stunning beaches. Wander through the old city center at night to see the colonial churches and buildings illuminated with an innovative lighting system.

Learn about the arrival of the Portuguese at the Discovery of Brazil Monument (Memorial da Epopéia do Descobrimento). In the museum, peruse the intriguing temporary and permanent exhibits that shed light on the historic arrival in 1500. The complex includes a replica of a ship from the fleet, which you can explore with a docent.

Among the beaches on the outskirts of the city is the northern Muta Beach, known for its colorful maze of coral reefs. Spot crabs and other beach treasures in the sand. Visit Pitinga Beach, on the other side of the city, for the natural pools that emerge here at low tide and the facilities available at beachside tents. Nearer the city center is Taperapuan Beach, which is animated with street performers, live music and exercise classes.

Dine at one of the many restaurants and bars in the lively Passarela do Álcool in the downtown area of the city. Try shrimp, lobster and other regional seafood as well as international cuisine.

To the south is the quaint resort town of Arraial d’Ajuda, with some of the first colonial structures in Brazil. Treat the kids to a day at the Arraial Eco Park Water Park that overlooks the ocean.

The city of Porto Seguro is located in the state of Bahia in the northeastern corner of Brazil. Its beaches lie beside the the Atlantic Forest, which covers a huge part of the country. Arrive at Porto Seguro Airport from other parts of Brazil and drive east for 10 minutes to get to the beaches. Take an overnight bus from Salvador to get here.

Porto Seguro is a fascinating beach oasis that was the starting point for the Portuguese-influenced culture in Brazil.

Where to stay in Porto Seguro

Arraial Bangalô Praia Hotel
Arraial Bangalô Praia Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Estrada do Arraial D'Ajuda 821 - Km 1, Arraial d'Ajuda, Porto Seguro, BA
The price is £41 per night from 18 Feb to 19 Feb
Nestled on the beach, this Arraial d'Ajuda hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Praia de Araçaípe and 2.6 mi (4.3 km) from Porto Seguro Old City Center. Apaga Fogo ...
3.8/5 Good! (147 reviews)
"The property needs renovation.The rooms needs to be painted and some updates.The hotel service is wonderful and I had great time during my stay at the Arraial Bangalô hotel."

Reviewed on 11 Jan 2022

Arraial Bangalô Praia Hotel
Pousada Estacao Santa Fe
Pousada Estacao Santa Fe
3.5 out of 5
Estrada do Arraial, 2020, Porto Seguro
The price is £53 per night from 3 Feb to 4 Feb
This family-friendly Porto Seguro hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 5-minute walk of Praia de Araçaípe and D'Ajuda Beach. Apaga Fogo Beach and Praia ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (20 reviews)
"O lugar é bom, e os atendentes são muito prestativos e educados, no entanto, o café da manhã deixa a desejar, principalmente para quem é vegetariano. Eles colocaram presunto em uma torta de atum."

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2021

Pousada Estacao Santa Fe
La Torre Resort All Inclusive
La Torre Resort All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Avenida Beira Mar, 9999 - Praia De Mutá, Porto Seguro, BA
Nestled on the beach, this Porto Seguro resort is within a 10-minute walk of Discovery Coast Atlantic Forest Reserves and Muta Beach. Coroa Vermelha Beach and ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (143 reviews)
"Nice resort, all inclusive, spacious. Food was ok, could be better, great option of pure malt beers. If you are travelling with children, its a perfect place with lots of activities and entertainment. If you are travelling with your partner and looking for a calm and silent place, thats not the choice. ..."

Reviewed on 5 Dec 2021

La Torre Resort All Inclusive
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Capoeira Village
Capoeira Village
3.5 out of 5
Rua dos Lírios, 257, Porto Seguro, BA
The price is £44 per night from 24 Feb to 25 Feb
Located in Taperapua Beach, this aparthotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Itacimirim Beach and 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Complexo de Lazer Toa Toa. Discovery Coast Atlantic ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (71 reviews)
Nice hotel. Could use use updates.
"The hotel is nice but needs a bit of an update. The beds and pillows were uncomfortable. They could stand to be replaced. They also charge for any extra bedding. Breakfast is brought to you but it could be better quality. The hotel, the room, the pool were all nice and clean. It just could stand ..."

Reviewed on 25 Dec 2020

Capoeira Village
Kitnet 2 Centro - Porto Seguro, State of Bahia
Kitnet 2 Centro - Porto Seguro, State of Bahia
R. Cosme Damião, 68, Bairro Pequi, Porto Seguro, BA
Located in Puerto Seguro Center, this holiday home is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Porto Seguro Cultural Center and 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Porto Seguro Old City Center. ...
Kitnet 2 Centro - Porto Seguro, State of Bahia
Casas Maria Jose -  Arraial
Casas Maria Jose - Arraial
3 out of 5
Rua da Pitinga, 1166, Condominio Residencial Mediterraneo, Porto Seguro, BA
Nestled on the beach, this Arraial d'Ajuda holiday home is within a 10-minute walk of Parracho Beach, Pitinga Beach and Mucuge Beach. Taipe Beach and Shopping ...
3/5 (1 review)
Observações importantes
"Adianto que a hospedagem não informa a INDISPONIBILIDADE de máquina de cartão tanto de crédito, quanto de débito; Por essa questão, o pagamento obrigatoriamente precisa ser feito à vista. Distância do centro até o condomínio é de 3km. Necessário alugar um carro. O restaurante não funcionou durante ..."

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2019

Casas Maria Jose - Arraial
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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