Considered one of the most charming beaches in Salvador, Praia da Ribeira has a very calm bay, where the water is nearly mirrored at times and is used for training and competitions for waters sports such as rowing, sailing and canoeing competitions where the calm water is a necessity for the competitions. Previously the calm waters of the cove had been used for landing airplanes, and today the old station that received the planes has been turned into a seaside restaurant. The entire area is bustling with night entertainment, bars, and restaurants serving local cuisine.
The area is also home to many fishing boats, and it's not uncommon to see hundreds of fishing boats in the harbour, as this was originally a fishing village and still has ties to the fishing industry. The area finally became a summer recreational city in the early twentieth century.
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Map of Ribeira BeachAddress: Praia da Ribeira, Salvador BA
Activities near to Ribeira Beach
|Ilhas Bimbarras (beach) -
Access is via boat only, the island is 17 nautical miles from Salvador and is part of an eco tourism project in the Bay of all Saints.
The project on Ilhas Bimbarras is an example of preservation of rain forest, based on the principle of balance that exists in the whole ecosystem, where man must not only occupy it in a rational way, but retrieve it and preserve it. This project is characterized by its self-sustai...|
Address: Ilha Bimbarras Madre de Deus - BA
Distance: 1.54km from the Ribeira Beach
|Ilha de Madre de Deus (beach) -
ISLE OF MOTHER OF GOD
This island is roughly 70 km away from Salvador, with access via car or bus.
It is a city of great importance due to the existence of the maritime terminal of Petrobras. They are part of the City Guard and Maria Island beach Suape. Most notable are the buildings at the top of the Matrix, the homes of Peter and Laudelino Pinheiro Gomes, and on the beach in the House of Suape Tw...|
Address: Madre de Deus - BA
Distance: 1.95km from the Ribeira Beach
|Isle of Friars (beach) -
Declared an ecological reserve in 1982, the Isle of Friars occupies an area of approximately 1,335 hectares, with many beautiful beaches, palm trees, lakes, waterfalls and typical Atlantic vegetation including many native Brazilian trees. You can actually walk around the entire island on foot at low tide.
Marine tourism and recreational sports are heavily practiced here, thanks to the quiet beaches. Scuba diving...|
Address: Ilha dos Frades Salvador - BA
Distance: 7.32km from the Ribeira Beach
|Ilha da Maré (beach) - It is located in the center of the Bay of All Saints, near the Port of Aratu.To get there it becomes boats from Salvador, Praia de São Tomé de Paripe or Ferry Terminal. The boats leave every hour on the hour and the trip is about 30 minutes.Its main beaches are: Itamoabo, das Neves, Praia Grande, Botelho de Santana and Oratory or Tide.This beautiful island, formed by small villages, is rich in vegetation but has no fresh water. In the...|
Address: lha da Maré Salvador - BA
Distance: 11.06km from the Ribeira Beach
|Ilha do Mêdo Itaparica (beach) -
One of the smallest of the Bay of All Saints islands, with an area of only 12,000 square meters, Ilha do Mêdo Itaparica belongs to the city of Itaparica. This island is uninhabited today because it lacks any source of freshwater. It is the first Ecological Station of the Bay of All Saints and its predominant vegetation is lush with a forest of mangrove trees.
The island is shrouded in mystery and lege...|
Address: Ilha do Mêdo Itaparica - BA
Distance: 18.02km from the Ribeira Beach
|Itaparica Island (beach) - It is the largest maritime island in Brazil with 239 km ² offering beautiful landscapes formed by tropical vegetation, surrounded by coral beaches, historic monuments and an excellent urban infrastructure. It is located 31.5 nautical miles (17 km) from Salvador and its main access is through the Terminal Marítimo de São Joaquim (Ferry Boat or catamaran) with about 40 minutes away and landing in Terminal maritime Good Dispatch there, ...|
Address: Itaparica - BA
Distance: 21.93km from the Ribeira Beach
|St. Bartholomew Park (park) -
In 1929, the State Government acquired by a friendly expropriation, the land needed for use as a watershed and to protect the associated lands. The was needed to solve water problems within the city, and thus was an important piece of land for everyone. However, it is surrounded by mining industries, and agricultural industries which has made the battle to protect it intense.
Over the past...|
Address: Parque São Bartolomeu Salvador - BA
Distance: 25.53km from the Ribeira Beach
|Monte Serrat Beach (beach) - Located at the southern tip of the peninsula, where you can enjoy a beautiful sunset framed by the blue waters and some of the 36 islands of the Bay of All Saints. Ponta de Monte Serrat is now known as Ponta Humaitá. This place is the lighthouse and a small Humaitá religious complex formed by the Church and Monastery of Our Lady of Mount Cerra, a remarkable collection of seventeenth century colonial. On the hill stands the Fort of Our...|
Address: Monte Serrat Salvador - BA, Brazil
Distance: 25.66km from the Ribeira Beach
|Washing of Escadarias do Bomfim (festival) - Washing of Bonfim The Washing of the Bonfim Stairs is considered the second most popular event of Bahia, second only to Carnival. The ritual is repeated every year since 1754, brings together thousands of people and it always happens on the second Thursday of the month of January.The celebration begins at 10 am, when participants are focused in front of the Church of Conceição da Praia to begin a journey of 8 km to the Church of Nosso...|
Address: Igreja Senhor do Bonfim Monte Serrat, Salvador - BA
Distance: 25.74km from the Ribeira Beach
|Nosso Senhor do Bonfim Church (historical) - The church is named after the patron saint of Bahia is also a symbol of religious syncretism in Salvador. The tradition of washing the staircase and atrium with water began to smell with the slaves, in preparation for the feast in honor of the saint in January, and is maintained today by the Bahian Candomble. Another famous brand is the ribbon: Nobody leaves here without tying it on the wrist or at the gate.
The Church of Nosso Sen...|
Address: Igreja Senhor do Bonfim Monte Serrat, Salvador - BA
Distance: 25.74km from the Ribeira Beach
|Alagados Cultural Center (theater) - The Alagados Cultural Center, located in the neighborhood of Uruguay, is a shed built in annexed area originally belonging to the San Diego School of Equivalency. The equipment has served as temporary headquarters of the Center for Culture, given that the original construction of the Cinema Theatre Alagados is in severely degraded state.The current space, with a multipurpose character, serves as a rehearsal room, workshop and presentat...|
Address: Castelo da Dança Avenida Salvador, 3 - Bonfim Salvador - BA
Distance: 25.97km from the Ribeira Beach
Restaurants near to Ribeira Beach
Boca de Galinha is a Seafood restaurant that is roughly 21.46km from Ribeira Beach and can be found at Rua da Estação, 58A
Albani is a Northeast Brazilian restaurant that is roughly 21.75km from Ribeira Beach and can be found at Rua Bahia, 23
Maré Blu is a Seafood restaurant that is roughly 22.22km from Ribeira Beach and can be found at Rua Praia de Búzios, s/n
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|Fiesta Bahia Hotel|
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|Sofitel Salvador Hotel|
The Sofitel Salvador Hotel is perfectly located for both business and leisure guests to Salvador. All 206 guestrooms at the hotel provide all the comforts and conveniences guests would expect in a hotel in this class. Room amenities include non smoking rooms, air conditioning, daily newspaper, hair dryer, in room safe. Hotel facilities offered at this Salvador accommodation include room service 24...
|Pestana Sauipe Beach Pousadas Hotel|
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|Pestana Convento do Carmo|
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|Gran Hotel Stella Maris Resort & Conventions|
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|Pestana Bahia Lodge Residence|
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With its central location, Pestana Bahia Lodge Residence is within easy reach of most tourist attractions and business addresses in Salvador. The Pestana Bahia Lodge Residence boasts a convenient location with modern amenities in every guestroom and superb service. The hotel provides a warm and welcoming service of international standard. To make a reservation at the Pestana Bahia Lodge Residence ...