Praia do Forte
Just one hour drive away from Salvador, the capital of Brazilian state of Bahia, Praia do Forte is a small resort town and a fishing village on a stretch of tropical coast surrounded by lush coconut palms. Located near nature reserves of the Atlantic rainforest, this area features beaches where sea turtles lay their eggs, coral reefs, and humpback whale-watching areas. Praia do Forte has been home to the Tamar Project station, a highly successful nonprofit organization that is dedicated to saving sea turtles in Brazil. Spend lazy days on the beach enjoying the year-round warm seawaters, visit natural pools, stroll the small town center with hip bars, restaurants, and charming craft shops, or visit remains of the Castelo Garcia D’Avila, the only “medieval castle in America”, from where Garcia D’Avila – its wealthy owner – ran an absurdly large property, spanning more than 600 mi (1000km) from Bahia to Maranhão. The construction began in 1551 and it is one of the oldest structures still standing in Brazil.
Praia do Forte experiences tropical climate with average temperature of 78 F (26 C) year-round. With over 2,200 hours of sunshine a year, summer clothes can be worn all year long. Brief heavy showers are common between April and August.
Rio de Janeiro, Iguaçu Falls, Amazon, Salvador, Praia do Forte
With so many amazing opportunities and adventures awaiting in Brazil, you will quickly learn why so many have fallen in love with this exquisite country. From the “Marvelous City” of Rio de Janeiro and the breathtaking Iguacu Falls, to the Amazon Forest rich with its amazing wildlife, you will take in sights that could have only been blessed by the Heavens. Are you ready to fall in love with Brazil?