It’s in the Cidade Historica that you can find Puosada Populi, a house dating from the early years of Portuguese colonization, rich in history and charm. Do not miss the opportunity to discover in this place all the true culture of this country.

We are in the southern part of the state of Bahia, 700 km south of the capital Salvador, in that stretch of uncontaminated coastline that still today reflects the detailed descriptions of the Carta do Descobrimento, the famous letter written by Pero Vaz de Caminha, the Secretary of Admiral Pedro Alvares Cabral, the commander of the fleet that on the 22th April 1500 brought the first Portuguese on the Brazilian coast.

The historical and natural value of Porto Seguro is indisputable: he was elected since 1973 National Historic and Artistic Heritage dall'IPHAN and a Natural World Heritage Site from UNESCO in 2000; large national and international awards.

The historical and natural value of Porto Seguro is indisputable: since 1973 it has been elected National Historic and Artistic Heritage from the IPHAN and a Natural World Heritage Site from UNESCO in 2000. Great national and international awards as you can see.

The historical site of the Upper Town (Cidade Historica) was one of the first built villages in Brazil. When you visit it, with its typical and original colonial architecture, it’s like going back in time. The buildings, low and colourful, from the early years of colonization, can be visited still today, by day or even by night, made even more fascinating by the particular lighting effects.

The visit to the churches, among the first built in Brazil, and to the Discovery Museum (Museu do Descobrimento), will give you a full and significant vision of this unique and fascinating place.


Arraial d'Ajuda

Discovered by the hippie movement of the 70’s, Arraial D'Ajuda has achieved international fame with its elegant simplicity. Seduced by its special atmosphere, adventurers from many different countries have arrived and have settled here, turning Arraial into the “intersection of the world", as it is known today.

A cosmopolitan place and melting pot of different cultures: music, art, gastronomy and, more than anything else, tolerance to live freely.

During daytime you’ll be enchanted by the beautiful beaches of clear water and by the comfortable Barracas with delicious food (fish and prawns) and music; but it’s the night that really distinguishes the holiday in this corner of paradise with its exotic restaurants and entertainment places full of charm and good music.


It was founded in 1586 as a district of a Jesuit settlement called Sao Joao Batista dos Indios.

Trancoso is now an exclusive location for elite tourism, since it can perfectly combine simplicity with a sophisticated elegance.
With the advent of tourism, houses have been turned into pousadas, craft shops, restaurants and bars. A hundred-year-old trees embrace the square (Quadrado) lined by the houses. A baroque church closes the scenario.

Beside the white church there is a wonderful view of the long and fascinating beaches of Trancoso, one of the most beautiful ones of the whole coast: Rio da Barra, with red and white cliffs, Praia dos Nativos, Praia do Espehlo, Praia de Pedra Grande.

Nights in Trancoso are accompanied by the notes of the music offered by each restaurant and by sensual and exciting tropical dances. Not just samba, because here you can dance to the rhythm of frevo, lambada and forrò.


In a triangle of land between the ocean, the river and the Mata Atlantica lies one of the most magical places in Brazil. For its authenticity it’s also been called the reign of Yemanja, the mermaid goddess, lady of the sea and of the oceans.

With sand in the streets and small characteristic houses, Caraiva, a fishing village, offers the gift of authentic peace and quietness. The Caraiva river, which is necessary to cross for those who arrive from the mainland, runs sinuously through the forest, the Mata Atlantica.

You can trace back his mouth and go into the dense vegetation, right up to the Quebra Pote and from there ride a horse and visit the indigenous reserve of Monte Pascoal and the Pataxo’ people’s village Barra Velha.

Its beaches, ideal for long walks on foot or by horse, are very clear: towards north we find the Praia Satu  and the small Curuipe bay, one of the most beautiful in Brazil.

Towards south there is Ponta de Corumbau, where the lighthouse, with its "eye", lights for the sailors the Recife Itacolomi, the natural barrier of rocks, recognized as one of the best places for diving and snorkelling, just like slightly more at north lies the Tatuaçu Recife, 1 km from Caraiva, excellent for diving and fishing as well.