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10 must see places in Bahia to go as soon as possible

There are many reasons to think that Bahia is indeed a sacred land. Full of stunning scenery, it seems that the gods have been more generous with this northeastern and exuberant stretch that enchants everyone. That’s why the How Much Traveling has selected 10 places not to miss in Bahia to go as soon as possible.

Impossible to define which is the most beautiful beach in the state, which has one of the most enviable coastal shores of this planet. The favorable climate, the nature, the good food and the friendly people make the destination a trip of those that no one wants to return home. No matter where you are, one thing is guaranteed: unforgettable landscapes.


In Prado, where there are beautiful beaches and a friendly little town, be sure to visit Ponta do Corumbau, on the edge of the National Park of Monte Pascoal, at the northern end of the municipality. Coconut trees, rivers, mangroves and a turquoise blue sea, where coral reefs are seen at low tide, form the incredible scenery. Take the opportunity to go to Caraíva and the village of Barra Velha, where the Pataxós originated. 


Much coveted during the New Year, Trancoso unites rustic and luxurious places in one place. About 50 km from Porto Seguro, it has a busy nightlife and beaches where salt and fresh water are found, as is the case of Nativos Beach. Between buzzing and tranquility, visit also Praia do Espelho, one of the most beautiful in Brazil.

Taipus de Fora

Within the Maraú Peninsula, the pools of Taipus de Fora are immense and carry many marine species, seen through the naked eye. Besides observing, you can dive between them, being closer to nature. The ideal is to visit the pools during a full moon or new moon, when the tide becomes drier and exposes more corals.

Chapada da Diamantina

One of the most fabulous places in the country, the Chapada has attractions for all tastes. At Fazenda Pratinha, in Iraquara, it is worth to visit Pratinha Cave, where you can float in intensely blue and transparent waters. On the same property is the Blue Grotto, a translucent lake where you can not dive because of the depth, which reaches 70 meters. The look impresses. 


The Abrolhos archipelago is perfect for those who want to know the marine life closely. Discovered in 1503, it is one of the best spots in the world for diving, where the crystal clear waters invite everyone to explore the fauna and the corals. Five volcanic islands form the place, full of vegetation and natural pools where turtles and whales live.

Santa Cruz Cabrália

Part of the so-called Costa do Descobrimento, the city south of Bahia is 20 km from Porto Seguro and still close to Trancosa and Arraial d’Ajuda. The almost deserted beaches attract tourists in search of tranquility, while adventurers go behind the waves of Arakakaí. In Coroa Vermelha there is part of the indigenous culture in the handicraft.

Arraial D’ajuda

Honeymoon scenery of many couples, Arraial d’Ajuda has beaches that resemble the Caribbean. Former fishing village, today it has enough tourism infrastructure, but still reserves wild beaches, such as Taípe, Fisherman and Araçaípe. It is also worth to visit Eco Park, an aquatic park integrated to the Atlantic Forest, and the Aquarium Island, with attractions for the whole family


The resort named Tupi, which means “great variation of the tide”, is a rustic fishing village where peace reigns. The beaches maintain a wild side, bringing together incredible landscapes that include cliffs, clear water streams and coconut groves. Even so, it has good infrastructure to receive tourists, often coming from Corumbau.


Part of Costa do Cacau, south of Salvador, Itacaré gathers breathtaking beaches and waterfalls. Being close to the Atlantic Forest, it attracts ecotourists who venture in trails, abseiling, tree climbing and rafting. Those who enjoy the beach find beautiful scenery where green waters bathe the sand partly covered by vegetation. In the village, the nightlife is lively and the parties roll until the sun rises.


On the Dendê Coast, the island attracts snorkeling enthusiasts due to its beautiful natural pools of crystal clear water. Some deserted beaches are accessed by trail, as is the case of Cueira. Others have more advanced infrastructure, bringing together restaurants and inns, such as Moreré and Boca da Barra. 

Bonus: Esplanade

148 km from Salvador, the city of Esplanada has an indoor climate, surrounded by old houses, colonial buildings and quiet streets. In Costa dos Coqueiros, the great local attraction is its lagoons and Baixio beach, inside a small fishing village. The crystalline waters and the encounter of the river with the sea are good reasons for a visit.

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