There are many things to do apart from enjoying the sun on golden beaches or dance day and night in the typical Cabanas (bars & restaurants) accompanied by various kinds of music, dances and shows. We’ll help you discover these and many other tourist and natural attractions...


Cidade Historica: it's the oldest part in Porto Seguro, important for its historical, architectural, cultural and landscape value. A UNESCO-protected World Heritage Site, it’s composed exclusively of jealously preserved old colonial buildings and of tropical gardens with fruit trees and flowers. You can’t miss the walk through the old town to visit the three churches and the museum (the most massive building, once used as a prison), surrounded by tropical gardens, with views on the beaches protected by the coral reefs and the ocean... plants, colors, sounds, convey all the charm of Bahia and the saudade of the past.
Mount Pascoal: visits to national parks and indigenous reserves. Many families of the indigenous tribes (Pataxó) live in the National Park of Monte Pascoal (Aldeia Barra Velha ) 50 km from Porto Seguro. The visits are regulated and are allowed only with permission and accompaniment. Cross the Virgin Forest (Mata Atlantica), as when Cabral, the first to arrive in Brasil, saw and discovered this paradise.
Reserve of Indigenous, Jaqueira  : a huge trunk of Jaqueira, fallen spontaneously, represents the return to the origins and is the historical and cultural reference of the Pataxó tribe ancestors for the families who have recently moved into this reserve of 827 hectares. The goose, scattered in the middle of the Atlantic Primary Forest, retain the original shape and provide to the traveller the feeling of being in the land of "Pindorama" (the land of the palms).
La Passarela do Álcool: this is the main pedestrian street, the starting point of the nightlife in Porto Seguro. Here tourists usually stay for a few hours from 10.00 pm to 1.00 am, then go to the various nightclubs (the cabanas on the beach). The passarela is a succession of restaurants, typical shops, small stands of various objects and colourful Capeterie (small characteristic cabins where you can drink alcoholic and soft drinks, like the Capeta, made with fresh fruit chosen by the customer).
Shops: in Porto Seguro many malls and craft shops are open until midnight. The fun continues on the seafront with lots of reggae festivals and live music. Many beaches organize shows with Brasilian and international attractions.

Beaches: the coast of Porto Seguro is divided between north and south and stretches from St. Andre (North) to Caraiva (South) for a total of about 80 km. There are beaches for every taste... Who is looking for fun will certainly find it at the beach of Rio dos Mangues (or Barramares), with a lot of young people, sports, dancing and live music. Some other alternatives are the beaches of Taperapuãn and Itacimirim. For the followers of naturism, there are many beautiful beaches such as the Nudism Beach, Pedra Grande, Itapororoca and Praia do Taipe. The most famous ones for diving are: Parracho, Mundai, the Coroa Vermelha Recife on the Muta’ Beach, the Coqueiros Beach and the Nativos Beach. For the landscape lovers: Barra Velha, the Lagoa Azul Beach, Rio da Barra Beach and Do Espelho Beach. The latter was nominated the third best one of the Brazilian coast; its name comes from the transparency of its water that reflects the surrounding landscape like a mirror. Those who like to swim in a calm sea can visit Caraiva Beach, Juacema or Satu Beach, Curuípe Beach and Mucugê Beach. Nature lovers can go trekking between Arraial D'Ajuda and Trancoso. Many beaches have beach equipment such as the banana-jets, kayaks and boats.

Kitchen and Traditional Dishes: out of all the varieties of Brazilian cuisine, the Bahian one is surely the most famous and representative. The richness and variety is often elevated to real art. The colors, scents and flavours of these delicious dishes are very special. It’s of indigenous base, but with the arrival of Portuguese and Africans, the Bahian cuisine has been highly reworked: the African influence is particularly notable, both in the ingredients and in the way of cooking. Since the eighteenth century, following the crises in the sugar production industry and the excess of labor, the destiny of African slave women was to work in the masters’ kitchens: here they adapted their cooking habits to the ingredients of this new land, thus creating a very original, tasty and imaginative cuisine. Typical Bahian ingredients are in fact of African origin, like the azeite de dende (palm oil), looking tan and very dense, used as seasoning in most dishes, the moloqueta pimenta, a type of very strong chilli, and the quiabo, a vegetable of African origin, known in Italy also as okra. Moreover there are other products such as the leite de coco (coconut milk) the gengibre (ginger), the camarao seco (dried shrimp), and the coentro (coriander).
Events: in Porto Seguro there are plenty of events, certainly the most important being the Carnival, the most animated in Bahia after the one in Salvador. Trios elétricos, blocks and cordões (carnival groups) drag thousands of tourists. Capoeira, Lambada and Zook, ravines, are the characteristic dances that can be learnt in schools (Casas da Cultura), or just by observing them in the streets or in other characteristic places;  the typical sound of the berimbau indicates their presence.
Trekking, hiking or accompanied excursions, by Jeep, bicycle, canoe, horseback: in solitary beaches, streets and paths in the Mata Atlantica with spectacular views of the rivers that go down to the sea, through sand islands and mangroves, in the Fazendas.

Windsurfing and sailing. The daily breezes accompany all year round this tropical area, allowing sport activities in a sea protected by coral reefs.

Ultralight airplane flights, paraglidinghelicopter to fill your eyes with images, and exciting colors that only this coast offers generously.
Snorkelingscuba divingspear fishing in a sea full of coral and tropical fish. Outside of the coral reefs, this is the most visited region of South America for scuba diving and spear fishing competitions.
Teravista Golf: the new Terravista golf course, 18 holes, was designed by Dan Blankenship, from the Tee Golf Club, and provides one of the best experiences in South America. The course offers views of the forest, sea, sand and lakes. And if you want to improve your game skills, a teacher is available for private and group lessons. Obviously there are also tennis courts and there are many buggies to move on the beaten tracks and on the solitary and immense beaches.