Fodor's Expert Review Guarajuba
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 main beach, even though it's lined with condos. The bus to Barra do Jacuípe continues on to Guarajuba, which has snack kiosks, fishing boats, surfing, dune buggies, and a playground. Amenities: food and drink; parking (fee); toilets. Best for:sunrise; swimming; walking.