Holidays in Praia do Forte
Located about 82 km north of Salvador in the state of Bahia, Praia do Forte is one of the most beautiful beach areas in the whole northeast of Brazil. Many visitors to Salvador come here for a relaxing break from city sightseeing, whilst others skip Salvador altogether and head straight to the beach.
Praia do Forte is only about an hour and a half from Salvador, and only 45 minutes from the airport, so either way it’s quite easy to get to. Due to northern Brazil’s proximity to the Equator, you can look forward to sunshine and warm water year-round, so no matter when you're planning your tour of Brazil, you can look forward to ending your holiday in Praia do Forte.
What to See in Praia do Forte
Apart from the obvious activities such as swimming, sunbathing and cocktail drinking, holidays in Praia do Forte offer plenty of other activities to keep you busy. You can ask your hotel to arrange water sports, snorkelling, or a horseback ride down the beach, or you can head into the small village to have a wander and do some shopping. A tour to the fantastic Tamar Sea Turtle project is also a regular favourite – if you’re interested in supporting sea life conservation and seeing some big sea turtles up close and personal, this is a must!
Where to Stay in Praia do Forte
The small town of Praia do Forte is home to dozens of hotels and resorts that cater to all types of travellers. There are huge resorts like the Iberostar which can be all-inclusive and cater largely to families, and there are tiny boutique hotels perfect for privacy and a romantic getaway.
Somewhere in between these lie our two favourite hotels in Praia do Forte; the first is the Porto da Lua. Located directly on the beach yet still just a short walk from town and the Tamar Project, this is a relatively small and therefore very peaceful place to stay. Lounge chairs dot the beach and bar area, and you can spend the entire day sipping cocktails and watching the waves.
Our other favourite is the Tivoli Eco Resort. This is certainly the high-end option, and although it’s quite a big place, it’s designed in such a way that it never feels crowded. Whilst children are welcome you probably won’t see many here, and it’s a great place for romance, great food, and relaxation in the Tivoli’s world class spa.