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Things to do and buy in Praia do Forte – A Complete Checklist

The beautiful coastal village Praia do Forte located in the Brazilian state of Bahia is not less than a tourists' miracle with its beautiful beach, peaceful environment, and luxury accommodation.


Visit the Castelo do Garcia d'Ávila

The 500 years old castle located in Praia do Forte is one of the oldest and largest buildings in Brazil relating to the earliest Portuguese settlement. The medieval style Tower of Garcia d'Avila and the castle with its beautiful arches are still an attraction visited by almost every tourist in the area.


Taste the sandwiches at Exkinão do Lanche

Eating a sandwich can be the last thing you plan to include on your bucket list, but it is a different story with the made to order sandwiches at Exkinão does Lanche. You have the choice of pork, steak, or vegetarian options and you can either dine in at the outdoor tables or have your sandwiches at the beach.


Tamar Project station

A place designed to protect the Tartarugas Marinhas or the endangered sea turtles the Tamar Project Station is well worth a visit. You have the chance to see and touch the beautiful creatures and sometimes watch the young turtles being released to the sea.


Try out the Souza Bar

You have to try out at least a few different Bahia restaurants if you want to make your trip a memorable one. The Souza Bar inside the Tamar Project Station is one of the best places where you can try out some different seafood dishes.


Beach Hopping Day Trip to Praia do Forte

This is one unique experience that one can get on their trip to Praia do Forte. The day tour starts from Salvador da Bahia and takes you along the north coast up to Praia do Forte. On the way, you will make a stop at one of the Brazilian fishermen's villages and pay a visit to the local fish market.


Sapiranga Ecological Reserve

The Sapiranga Ecological Reserve spread over 600 acres of the Atlantic rainforest is home to a number of native animal and plant species such as anteaters, monkeys, and orchids. There are many tracks for the biological explorers, which can be covered by foot or on motorbikes.


A day at the beach

Praia do Forte is famous for its wonderful beaches with golden sand and peaceful waters, making the beachfront resorts like the Tivoli Ecoresort Praia Do Forte ideal choices of accommodation in the area. You can relax on the beach, go for a leisurely swim, or even try out surfing or paragliding.


Sancy Brazil for the jewel lovers

Sancy Brazil is a famous shopping destination in Praia do Forte for precious stones and jewellery.


Buy artwork at the Loja Brasil Açu

The Loja Brasil Açu has two stores, one in Praia do Forte and the other at Portal da Misericórdia in the Historic Center of Salvador, trading unique Bahian cultural items such as sculptures, embroidery, paintings, and many other artworks. The Brasil Açu Company promotes local culture by participating in art exhibitions, fairs, and similar events.


Buy local handicrafts at Loja Mulher Rendeira

The Loja Mulher Rendeira is a large shopping mall located in Praia do Forte famous for local handicraft and women's exclusive designer clothes.