Why you should visit the Bahia beaches on your holiday?
- Gorgeous palm-fringed beaches dotted along the coastline. With over 500 miles to choose from, it is easy to find one to yourself.
- Hip Trancoso in Bahia is a fantastic spot with stylish boutique hotels, trendy beach bars and miles of beautiful golden sandy beaches.
- Snorkel in the natural pools found along the coast at low tide.
Our specialists 'Must do'
Al freco dining in Trancoso’s atmospheric quadrado- the village green is illuminated with fairy lights in the evening.
A little more about the coast of Bahia
Bahia is an enormous and vibrant state with a strong African-Brazilian character that influences the food, the music, the language and just about everything else you encounter. The relaxed attitude seems to be in its element when you reach the coast, as does the Bahian cuisine which uses deliciously fresh fish and seafood, combined with the local dende oil to make signature dishes such as Moqueca (describing it as a fish stew would be an injustice)! The small laid back fishing town of Trancosco in the south of Bahia is a popular place to visit. The Quadrado (town square) is the charming central point of town bordered by traditional colourful houses, casual bars and rustic restaurants. The area is famous for its beaches with white sand and emerald seas and the coast, mainly protected by reefs which form natural pools at low tide, is a great place to snorkel or just relax and soak up the surroundings.
Another beach to consider close to Salvador is the sleepy fishing village of Praia do Forte, home to the Tamar Sea Turtle project, or take a short scenic flight to the Marau Peninsula, with its more remote beaches. Further afield there is Itacare with endless adventure activities. Here you find the Atlantic rainforest, the Contas river, waterfalls and mangroves and activities include surfing, rafting, canyoning, trekking and mountain biking. In addition we can offer a selection of wonderful private villas along the coast of Bahia.
When to go
Bahia state is a year round destination with fairly consistent warm temperatures, however August to March is the driest season.