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Porto SeguroBrazil

Relish the spectacular views of tropical clifftop forests looming over pristine beaches in this region with a remarkable history.

Porto Seguro is the historic point of discovery for Portuguese settlers in the early 16th century. With its many stunning bays and unique place in history, the city is a cultural and scenic haven for vacationers. Discover the region’s rich past in the vibrant Porto Seguro Old City Center and relax on the stunning beaches. Wander through the old city center at night to see the colonial churches and buildings illuminated with an innovative lighting system.

Learn about the arrival of the Portuguese at the Discovery of Brazil Monument (Memorial da Epopéia do Descobrimento). In the museum, peruse the intriguing temporary and permanent exhibits that shed light on the historic arrival in 1500. The complex includes a replica of a ship from the fleet, which you can explore with a docent.

Among the beaches on the outskirts of the city is the northern Muta Beach, known for its colorful maze of coral reefs. Spot crabs and other beach treasures in the sand. Visit Pitinga Beach, on the other side of the city, for the natural pools that emerge here at low tide and the facilities available at beachside tents. Nearer the city center is Taperapuan Beach, which is animated with street performers, live music and exercise classes.

Dine at one of the many restaurants and bars in the lively Passarela do Álcool in the downtown area of the city. Try shrimp, lobster and other regional seafood as well as international cuisine.

To the south is the quaint resort town of Arraial d’Ajuda, with some of the first colonial structures in Brazil. Treat the kids to a day at the Arraial Eco Park Water Park that overlooks the ocean.

The city of Porto Seguro is located in the state of Bahia in the northeastern corner of Brazil. Its beaches lie beside the the Atlantic Forest, which covers a huge part of the country. Arrive at Porto Seguro Airport from other parts of Brazil and drive east for 10 minutes to get to the beaches. Take an overnight bus from Salvador to get here.

Porto Seguro is a fascinating beach oasis that was the starting point for the Portuguese-influenced culture in Brazil.

Where to stay in Porto Seguro

Arraial d\'Ajuda featuring general coastal views and a sandy beach as well as a couple

Arraial d'Ajuda

4.5/5Wonderful!(11 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the seaside views and waterparks in Arraial d'Ajuda. You might want to make time for a stop at Arraial Eco Park Water Park or Pitinga Beach.

Arraial d'Ajuda
Taperapuan Beach featuring surf, general coastal views and a beach

Taperapua Beach

4.5/5Wonderful!(2 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the beaches and theaters in Taperapua Beach. You might want to make time for a stop at Axe Moi Entertainment Complex or Complexo de Lazer Toa Toa.

Taperapua Beach
Coroa Vermelha featuring a sandy beach and general coastal views

Coroa Vermelha

You'll enjoy the beaches and monuments in Coroa Vermelha. You might want to make time for a stop at Muta Beach or Coroa Vermelha Beach.

Coroa Vermelha
Taperapuan Beach featuring a sandy beach, general coastal views and a luxury hotel or resort

Puerto Seguro Center

4.5/5Wonderful!(4 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Puerto Seguro Center, Discovery Walkway and Porto Seguro Municipal Market are top sights worth seeing.

Puerto Seguro Center
This square is decorasted for Junine Festivities. At sunset color are even brighter. Take your time to relax in this country side atmosphere.

Historic Center

You'll enjoy the beaches and waterparks in Historic Center. You might want to make time for a stop at Mucuge Street or Broadway Street.

Historic Center
Praia do Espelho. Com lindas pousadas e casas para alugar. 
Lugar com menos opções de restaurantes à noite.
Me hospedei no Quadrado, vilarejo próximo e passei o dia na praia do Espelho.

Curuípe

Travelers like the beaches in Curuípe, and Mirror Beach is a top attraction you might want to visit.

Curuípe

Top Hotels in Porto Seguro

Porto Seguro Eco Bahia Hotel
Porto Seguro Eco Bahia Hotel
3 out of 5
Rua Dr. Antonio Ricaldi, 177, Cidade Alta, Porto Seguro, Bahia
The price is $34 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 4

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Porto Seguro Old City Center and Discovery Walkway. Discovery of Brazil Marker and Porto Seguro ...

4.2/5Very Good! (103 reviews)

"Simple but did the job as we had an early flight to catch and the property is located 5 minutes from the airport."…"

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

Porto Seguro Eco Bahia Hotel
Saint Tropez Praia Hotel
Saint Tropez Praia Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Estrada da Pitinga, 100, Arraial d'Ajuda - Praia do Parracho, Porto Seguro, BA
The price is $91 per night from Nov 18 to Nov 19

Located in Arraial d'Ajuda, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within a 15-minute walk of Parracho Beach and Pitinga Beach. Arraial Eco Park ...

4.1/5Very Good! (99 reviews)

"Gostei muito, os funcionários são prestativos, café da manhã muito gostoso, pé na areia"…"

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

Saint Tropez Praia Hotel
Portobello Praia
Portobello Praia
3.5 out of 5
Avenida Beira Mar 6111, Praia de Taperapua, Porto Seguro, BA
The price is $38 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 4

With direct access to the beach, this Taperapua Beach hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Itacimirim Beach, Axe Moi Entertainment Complex, and Complexo de Lazer Toa ...

3.8/5Good! (69 reviews)
Otimo hotel

"Estadia muito bom. Excelente cafe da manha. Apenas onde tem o parquinho das crianças precisa ser limpo. E as tres escadas da piscina precisam ser consertadas"…"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020

Portobello Praia
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Porto Seguro

Vilas casa 26
Vilas casa 26
3 out of 5
Estrada Municipal de Trancoso, Porto Seguro, Bahia
The price is $515 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 25

Situated near the beach, this vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Terravista Golf Course and Taipe Beach. Rio da Barra Beach and Nativos Beach are also ...

Vilas casa 26
Capoeira Village
Capoeira Village
3.5 out of 5
Rua dos Lírios, 257, Porto Seguro, BA
The price is $41 per night from Nov 10 to Nov 11

Located in Taperapua Beach, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Itacimirim Beach and Axe Moi Entertainment Complex. Complexo de Lazer Toa Toa is 1.5 ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (39 reviews)

"Very peaceful property with beautiful landscaping. The breakfast is amazing Meg and Emanuel are the most pleasant people we’ve ever met. The rest of the Staff is also very friendly and helpful. They went way and beyond to better accommodate us. All family members really enjoyed the stay. We can not ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Capoeira Village
Mont Ararat Alto da Pitinga
Mont Ararat Alto da Pitinga
3 out of 5
Rua das Falesias s/n, Arraial d'Ajuda, Porto Seguro, BA

Located in Arraial d'Ajuda, this condo resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mucuge Beach and Arraial Eco Park Water Park. Pitinga Beach is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) away.

Mont Ararat Alto da Pitinga
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Porto Seguro

Muta Beach
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Muta Beach

Relax, spot crabs and admire the coral reef at this scenic beach renowned for its serene ambiance and shallow water.

Mirror Beach
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Mirror Beach

4.5/5(2 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Mirror Beach, a popular beach in Caraiva.

Pitinga Beach
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Pitinga Beach

5/5(3 reviews)

Marvel at the colorful fish in the small pools that emerge at low tide at this beach with upscale tents and excellent food.

Top things to do in Porto Seguro

Santo Andre & Santo Antonio Bike Tour
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Santo Andre & Santo Antonio Bike Tour

$70
Per adult
Praia do Mutá Bike & Kayak Adventure
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Praia do Mutá Bike & Kayak Adventure

$70
Per adult
Santo André & Guaiú Bike Tour
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Santo André & Guaiú Bike Tour

$72
Per adult

Reviews of Porto Seguro

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Cristiane

Dec 22, 2019

Amazing local seafood, beaches and mixed drinks. Look for Rose's drink booth in Arraial d'ajuda, she is located in the main square. The local people are super friendly.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jul 2, 2019

I’m obsessed with port Seguro. My favorite city to visit

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 20, 2019

Porto Seguro is a beautiful cio, you only harto make sure about the Hotel you book

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