Salvador and the Bahia Coast Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Salvador and the Bahia Coast - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Parque Nacional Chapada Diamantina 5

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Barra do Jacuípe

  • Beach–Sight

A river runs down to the ocean at this long, wide, pristine beach lined with coconut palms, where the beachfront snack bars provide the...

Boca da Barra

  • Beach–Sight

The closest beach to Boipeba's small town, Velha Boipeba, is also the island's busiest, dotted with pousadas and beachfront restaurants...

Guarajuba

  • Beach–Sight

With palm trees and calm waters banked by a reef, this is the nicest beach of them all, preferable to the bustle of Praia do Forte's...

Moreré

  • Beach–Sight

Those looking to fall even farther off the grid should head straight for Moreré, Boipeba’s second village, set on the beach and accessible...

Papa Gente

  • Beach–Sight

Swim or snorkel in the crystal clear (and safe) waters of the Papa Gente, a 3-meter- (10-foot-) deep natural pool formed by reefs at...

Parque Nacional Marinho de Abrolhos

  • Beach–Sight

One of the best scuba-diving spots in Brazil, Marinho de Abrolhos marine reserve, 856 km (532 miles) south of Salvador, was created to...

Ponta de Mutá

  • Beach–Sight

Make for one of the beach bars that line the sand to watch Barra Grande's legendary sunset. The calm waters also make this a good choice...

Ponta dos Castelhanos

  • Beach–Sight

Named in honor of a Spanish galleon that sank off the coast in 1535, this postcard-perfect deserted beach fringed in coconut palms offers...

Praia Corsário

  • Beach–Sight

One of the nicest beaches along Avenida Oceánica is Praia Corsário, a long stretch packed on weekends with a younger crowd. Strong...

Praia Itapuã

  • Beach–Sight

Frequented by the artists who live in the neighborhood, the Itapuã Beach has an eclectic atmosphere. There are food kiosks—including...

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