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Porto Seguro
Travel Guide

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

Pousada Jequitibá
Pousada Jequitibá
3.5 out of 5
Rua do Bosque, Porto Seguro, BA
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Situated near the beach, this pousada is within a 10-minute walk of Quadrado Square and Quadrado Church. Tancredo Neves Square and Coqueiros Beach are also within ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)

"Localizaçao excelente Falta uma piscininha para depois da praia"…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2021

Pousada Jequitibá
Arraial D'Ajuda Eco Resort
Arraial D'Ajuda Eco Resort
4 out of 5
Ponta Do Apaga Fogo 60, Arraial d'Ajuda, Porto Seguro, BA
The price is RM624 per night from 10 Mar to 11 Mar

Located in Arraial d'Ajuda, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Apaga Fogo Beach and Discovery Walkway. Arraial ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (91 reviews)

"Wonderful! 5 stars. Location, staff, amenities, all great!"…"

Reviewed on 9 May 2019

Arraial D'Ajuda Eco Resort
Porto Seguro Eco Bahia Hotel
Porto Seguro Eco Bahia Hotel
3 out of 5
Rua Dr. Antonio Ricaldi, 177, Cidade Alta, Porto Seguro, Bahia
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The price is RM195 per night from 26 Mar to 27 Mar

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Porto Seguro Old City Center and Discovery Walkway. Discovery of Brazil Marker and Porto Seguro ...

4/5Very Good! (114 reviews)

"The hotel is nice but the service is terrible, the food is not that well"…"

Reviewed on 5 Jan 2021

Porto Seguro Eco Bahia Hotel
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Capoeira Village
Capoeira Village
3.5 out of 5
Rua dos Lírios, 257, Porto Seguro, BA

Located in Taperapua Beach, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Itacimirim Beach and Axe Moi Entertainment Complex. Complexo de Lazer Toa Toa is 1.5 ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (46 reviews)

"Very peaceful property with beautiful landscaping. The breakfast is amazing Meg and Emanuel are the most pleasant people we’ve ever met. The rest of the Staff is also very friendly and helpful. They went way and beyond to better accommodate us. All family members really enjoyed the stay. We can not ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jul 2019

Capoeira Village
Village Mutà
Village Mutà
3 out of 5
Avenida Beira Mar 367 - No. 12580, Ponta do Muta, Porto Seguro, BA
The price is RM206 per night from 24 Mar to 25 Mar

This family-friendly Porto Seguro aparthotel is located by the ocean, just steps away from Discovery Coast Atlantic Forest Reserves and Muta Beach. Coroa Vermelha ...

4.3/5Excellent! (18 reviews)

"Amei minha estadia,lugar calmo Atenciosos,café muito bom Voltarei com certeza."…"

Reviewed on 23 Jan 2021

Village Mutà
Residence Pé na Areia
Residence Pé na Areia
3.5 out of 5
Estrada da Balsa 2735, Porto Seguro, BA
The price is RM172 per night from 6 Mar to 7 Mar

Nestled on the beach, this Arraial d'Ajuda condo is within a 15-minute walk of D'Ajuda Beach and Arraial Eco Park Water Park. Pitinga Beach is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (20 reviews)
One of best Apt - condos in Arrial.

"Amazing condo by the ocean, very well maintained and run, you can't beat the location."…"

Reviewed on 15 Dec 2018

Residence Pé na Areia
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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