Praia do Forte Brazil
It seems unlikely that a place can gather a bucolic environment for you to relax, designed shops, golf courses and luxury hotels while preserving nature with due respect and attention it deserves. But it exists right here in Brazil: Praia do Forte. Praia do Forte Brazil
The city is considered the “Brazilian Polynesia”. With 12 miles of white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, natural pools and huge palm trees by the sea, the place is almost the idealized vision that makes the islands of the South Pacific. And right there, a little over 40 kms up north of Salvador.
The old fishing village gave rise to what is today Praia do Forte, a place that still preserves rustic features with modern and exquisite details. It is believed that the formation of the village has begun around the fort that the Portuguese nobleman Garcia D’Ávila had built in the sixteenth century, to give more protection to the place. It had the purpose of storing the goods that arrived at the coast of the colony, by the sea, and then would be sent to Salvador. Many families began to settle in the region attracted by the arrival of coconut seedlings that Portuguese settlers brought from Asia. Some men were dedicated to the planting and harvest, and others were dedicated to fishing. It was the beginning of settlement of land near the fort.
How to get to Praia do Forte?
Praia do Forte is part of the municipality of Mato de São João in the north littoral of Salvador. You will have to land in Salvador at the International Airport, Dep. Luis Eduardo Magalhães (SSA). Then 1h00 from Praia do Forte by car, van or executive bus. Praia do Forte Brazil
The nearest airport to Praia do Forte is Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (SSA) and receives daily flights from major Brazilian airlines, coming from everywhere in Brazil, such as Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia. In addition, it operates flights for American Airlines, TAP and smaller Brazilian companies such as Pantanal, Passaredo and Abaete airlines. Praia do Forte Brazil
The Salvador airport is also a very important means of tourists whose final destination other regions of Bahia, like Feira de Santana, Morro de São Paulo and all destinations of the north Littoral.
What to consider before traveling?
- Praia do Forte is warm all year long, so take light clothing for your trip and get all those precautions that are recommended in the summer, like drinking water and wear sunscreen.
- There are several ATMs throughout the town.
- Friday is a day of Bahian food in restaurants. Be sure to book one day to know this so special cuisine. It is recommended to try Acarajé, Muqueca, Beiju, cocada, fried or roasted fishes and all seafood that you encounter there.