Porto Seguro es the mecca for mass tourism in Brazil. Of all the domestic destinations that can be reached by plane, none is cheaper than Porto Seguro. As a result, hordes of Brazilians invade the city nearly all year round.
WE LIKE THE MOST: the historic part of the city, the beaches to the north
WE LIKE THE LEAST: mass tourism, alcohol culture, the daily environmental crime committed at the Recife de Fora
HOW TO GET THERE: Porto Seguro has its own airport. By road, only coming from Salvador – the trip is a real killer.
CAREFUL WITH: the boat trip to the Recife de Fora, if the sea is rough it will be a trip you will never forget.
FAVOURITE PLACES: the historic part of the city, if you can detach yourselves from the legion of tourists and souvenir sellers
PIECE OF ADVICE:
- most of the hotels in Porto Seguro are on the beaches north of the city; to go back and forth you will need to use transportation
- do not miss nearby Arraial d’Ajuda. No need to buy a package to go there, public transportation is cheap and efficient. If you have a bit more time, visit Trancoso too.
- another interesting trip will take you along the coast north of Porto Seguro, reaching Santo André
ACCOMMODATION: full listing of Hotels and pousadas in Porto Seguro
LINKS: Porto Seguro Turismo
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[Don’t forget to check out the list of other destinations already covered in this blog, here]
Category: Destination: Bahia