Destination: Porto Seguro

March 15, 2007 | By More

Coroa Vermelha, Porto Seguro

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


  • 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

WEATHER FORECAST: The weather in Porto Seguro for the next 10 days

GOOGLE MAPS: Porto Seguro

PHOTOS: Porto Seguro

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[Don’t forget to check out the list of other destinations already covered in this blog, here]

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  1. Martina says:

    there is a lot more, I do not know when and with whom you have been here, but the new york times give Trancoso the “next best place to go”. Please have a look at other websides!!!

  2. Tony says:

    Martina, careful reading of the blog will bring you enlightment as you discover we have devoted a blog post to Trancoso (as well as other posts to Caraíva and Arraial d’Ajuda). As you perfectly know, although they all belong administratively to Porto Seguro, they are distinct tourist destinations (and are marketed as such).

    Frankly, I couldn’t care less what a newspaper writes about this or that destination (I’m more than familiar with the driving forces behind those articles), I use my own informed judgement. All the best.

  3. Tony says:

    If you have any questions about Porto Seguro you can ask at our Facebook page and we will give you an answer as soon as we can.