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Farol da Barra Beach

Farol da Barra Beach in Salvador Bahia

Celebrations of the city, such as Eve are done here are Farol da Barra Beach, which is also the location of St. Anthony Fort and where the navigator Amerigo Vespucci arrived in 1501 and planted the Portuguese flag.  Today this is where the Fort and Lighhouse Bar are located and a big tourist destination in Salvador.

 

The image of the Farol da Barra Beach and the Lacerda Elevator is probably one of the best known in Salvador.  Even those who have never been to the capital of Bahia are able to identify this picture, as it is on so many post cards.   Bordered by two colonial forts, this beach gets a lot of attention from visitors to this great city.  They come for the natural beauty of the sea, the historical significance and for the amazing sunset that takes place here.   This area is also one the busiest stretches during Carnival in Salvador, so if you're around during Carnival, it's likely you'll end up on this beach without even knowing it.

 

Porto da Barra is a cove of calm and crystalline waters, which are considered the most famous in the city for swimming in.  At the Barra Lighthouse, it signals the beginning of the Bay of All Saints, which is the most highly recommended spot for enjoying the sunset in Salvador.  Unlike the beach of Porto da Barra, the area in front of the lighthouse has strong waves and currents which are excellent for surfers.   Along the entire stretch are dozens of bars, restaurants, hotels, concert halls and various other tourist attractions.

 

The sea has many hidden secrets along this part of the coast of Salvador.   Dozens of shipwrecks are hidden in these waters, making it a haven for divers.  Three miles from the lighthouse beach, the site known as Bank of Antonio is where the Greek ship Cavo Artemide rests, with a minimum depth of 9 meters and a maximum of 30 meters.  The ship Cabo Frio sank 80 years ago in front of the light house, only a quarter mile from short.  Along these stretches are also coral reefs.   It truly is a great place to go diving.


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Address: Farol da Barra Av. Alm Marques Leão, 138 - Barra, Salvador - BA

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Activities near to Farol da Barra Beach


Farol da Barra Beach (beach) - Celebrations of the city, such as Eve are done here are Farol da Barra Beach, which is also the location of St. Anthony Fort and where the navigator Amerigo Vespucci arrived in 1501 and planted the Portuguese flag.  Today this is where the Fort and Lighhouse Bar are located and a big tourist destination in Salvador.   The image of the Farol da Barra Beach and the Lacerda Elevator is probably one of the best known in...
Address: Farol da Barra Av. Alm Marques Leão, 138 - Barra, Salvador - BA
Distance: 0.00km from the Farol da Barra Beach
Farol da Barra Beach in Salvador Bahia
Náutico da Bahia Museum (museum) - Pc Farol Barra s/n, 40140650 Salvador 71 33318039 A postcard of Bahia Housed in the Fort of Santo Antonio da Barra, the oldest military construction in Brazil, whose construction dates from 1534, the Nautical Museum of Bahia is unique of its kind in the entire state, gathering valuable collection of archaeological finds submarines, a collection of navigational instruments and signaling boating, models, miniatures of boats of ...
Address: Pc Farol Barra s/n, 40140650, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Distance: 0.14km from the Farol da Barra Beach
Náutico da Bahia Museum
Fundação Assuntos do Mar (museum) - Pc Farol Barra s/n, 40140650 Salvador 71 32643296
Address: Pc Farol Barra s/n, 40140650, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Distance: 0.14km from the Farol da Barra Beach
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Tamina Park (activity) -       Rod BR 324 s/n km 17,2, 41300500 Salvador 71 35949718 The Tamina Park has four pools of different sizes and water-pipes, traditional toys and mechanical minizoo, offers bars, snack-food restaurant, snack bar and pizzeria. Admission: R$ 9.00. Children under 1 meter and above 60 years old are free. http://www.oocities.org/ealado/pamar_parq.htm
Address: Simões Filho - Bahia, Brasil
Distance: 0.54km from the Farol da Barra Beach
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Restaurants near to Farol da Barra Beach


Off Club is a Pub restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Farol da Barra Beach and can be found at Rua Dias d´Ávila, 33

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Il Forno is a Pizzeria restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Farol da Barra Beach and can be found at Rua Almirante Marques de Leão, 77

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Cabana da Cely - Barra is a Seafood restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Farol da Barra Beach and can be found at R. Alm. Marques de Leão, 183

In Cabana Cely of the main dish is the crab, considered one of the best of Salvador. On the menu, dishes with seafood, dried meat, cakes, cookies, salads, stews and fish stew. In Cabana is also a special menu for children. Hut Cely - Barra is in Salvador.

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World Bar is a Pub restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Farol da Barra Beach and can be found at Rua Dias d´Ávila, 26

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Hotels near to Farol da Barra Beach


Pousada Estrela do MarPousada Estrela do Mar3 Star Rating
Lowest Rate: $64.00
With its central location, Pousada Estrela do Mar is within easy reach of most tourist attractions and business addresses in Salvador. The Pousada Estrela do Mar boasts a convenient location with modern amenities in every guestroom and superb service. Each guestroom features amenities such as air conditioning, television, mini bar. The basic amenities provided at this Salvador accommodation compri...
MapPousada Marcos Hotel0 Star Rating
Lowest Rate: $48.00
Set in a prime location of Salvador, Pousada Marcos Hotel puts everything the city has to offer just outside your doorstep. Featuring a complete list of amenities, guests will find their stay at the property a comfortable one. Service-minded staff will welcome and guide you at the Pousada Marcos Hotel. Each guestroom is elegantly furnished and equipped with handy amenities. The hotel offers variou...
Pousada Noa Noa HotelPousada Noa Noa Hotel0 Star Rating
Lowest Rate: $67.00
Pousada Noa Noa Hotel is conveniently located in the popular Barra area. The hotel offers a high standard of service and amenities to suit the individual needs of all travelers. Bar/pub, safety deposit boxes, business center, room service, 24hr room service are there for guest's enjoyment. Relax in your comfortable guestroom, featuring air conditioning, television, non smoking rooms, balcony/terra...
Porto Farol HotelPorto Farol Hotel4 Star Rating
Lowest Rate: $80.00
With its central location, Porto Farol Hotel is within easy reach of most tourist attractions and business addresses in Salvador. The Porto Farol Hotel boasts a convenient location with modern amenities in every guestroom and superb service. Each guestroom features amenities such as air conditioning, daily newspaper, in room safe, television, shower, mini bar. This Salvador accommodation contains ...