First Time Tourists Guide in Porto Seguro

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Porto Seguro is a city that is located in Bahia, Brazil. Porto Seguro is considered as one of the most important tourist destinations in Brazil.

The reason is that Porto Seguro has some amazing attractions, both historical and natural, that cannot be found in other places.

Some of the attractions that must be visited while you're in Porto Seguro are the Cidade Histórica Porto Seguro, Epic Discovery Memorial, and Safe Harbor Lighthouse.

The city also has some amazing beaches that cannot be missed, such as the Praia de Araçaípe, the Pitinga Beach, and Pier Municipal de Porto Seguro.

Also, don't forget to visit Passarela do Descobrimento, a popular destination for tourists to shop and enjoy the nightlife in Porto Seguro.

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SIGHTSEEING

Learn about the history of Brazil at the Cidade Histórica Porto Seguro. This open-air museum is one of the most important tourist attractions in Porto Seguro and consists of old houses, churches, and other monuments. There are also various shops where you can buy gifts and souvenirs around the museum.

Cidade Histórica Porto Seguro

Very good space that contains a lot of history.

Address : R. Dr. Antônio Ricaldi, 150 - Cidade Histórica, Porto Seguro - BA, 45810-000, Brazil

DOWNTOWN

Take a nice stroll or enjoy some water sports activities at the Praia de Araçaípe. The beautiful beach with a sandy stretch is also a perfect spot for sunbathing. There are various food vendors available around the beach.

Praia de Araçaípe

Great choice of leisure and tourism.

Address : Estr. da Balsa, Porto Seguro - BA, 45810-000, Brazil

SHOPPING

Head to Passarela do Descobrimento for some shopping. You will find many shops that offer various items, from souvenirs, gifts, t-shirts, and many more at affordable prices. The restaurants and shops make this place comes alive especially during the evening where local people and tourists hang out to enjoy the night time.

Passarela do Descobrimento

Fun place for the night out and to meet people. Lots of restaurants, cocktails, and night market.

Address : Av. Psa. do Álcool, Porto Seguro - BA, 45810-000, Brazil

FOOD & DRINK

There are various delicious street foods that can be found in Porto Seguro, such as Acarajé which is a deep-fried black-eyed peas seasoned with garlic, ginger, and salt, Tapioca Recheada which is a Brazilian-style crepe made of tapioca starch filled with cheese, butter, beef and many more. And for the drink, make sure to try Cupuaçu juice.

CULTURE

Porto Seguro is the city where one of the most famous Carnival parties in Bahia is held, the Carnaporto. This carnival consists of Electric Trios, which is a truck that carries sound system and live bands and cruises through the "Passarela do Álcool" Passageway and to the beach bar.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

Peak season: December to March is the best time to visit Porto Seguro. The weather during this time is very comfortable with sunny days and comfortable temperatures which allows visitors to explore Porto Seguro's attraction enjoyably.

HOTEL

Enjoy a comfortable stay at the Praia Mar Hotel. The hotel that is located in the heart of Porto Seguro provides rooms accompanied by other amazing amenities that guests can enjoy, such as an outdoor pool and a bar. You will also get easy access to the beach while staying here since you can get to beach in a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Porto Seguro Eco Bahia Hotel is another great option of accommodation in Porto Seguro that offers a beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean from outside of your window. Here, there is also an outdoor pool, tennis courts, a football field, a sauna, a steam room, and a fitness center available to make your stay at this hotel even more entertaining.

Praia Mar Hotel

Close to beach, busy area and nearby dining options. Ideal hotel to go with the family or alone.

Address : Praia Mar Hotel - Av. dos Navegantes, 523, Porto Seguro - BA, 45810-000, Brazil

Porto Seguro Eco Bahia Hotel

The Porto Seguro Eco Bahia Hotel is located in the Historic Center, one of the main postcards of the city, which offers a charming view of the whole city.

Address : R. Dr. Antônio Ricaldi, 177 - Centro Histórico, Porto Seguro - BA, 45810-000, Brazil

RESTAURANT

Enjoy the deliciousness of Brazilian seafood at the Gallo Brahma Porto Seguro. Besides amazing foods, this restaurant also offers a charming view of the Buranhém River and awesome live music performance. There are also numerous drinks menu from beer, vodka, cachacas, and many more. Toa Toa - Complexo de Lazer is a great spot to enjoy a meal accompanied by the scenic view of the South Atlantic Ocean. This beachside restaurant offers various kinds of seafood dishes. There are different kinds of seating arrangements that can be chosen. Fun and interesting events are often held in this restaurant. It's no wonder that this restaurant is one of the best spots to hang out in Porto Seguro.

Gallo Brahma Porto Seguro

With an amazing location, the Gallo is located right in the center of Porto Seguro, in one of the most charming spots and with the greatest historical and cultural context in the city.

Address : R. 2 de Julho, 242 - Centro, Porto Seguro - BA, 45810-000, Brazil

Toa Toa - Complexo de Lazer

Try it. A menu that appeals to all palates. Eating well makes all the difference.

Address : Av. Beira Mar, S/n - Praia de Taperapuan, Porto Seguro - BA, 45810-000, Brazil

CAFE

Stop by Santa's Cafe, an excellent cafe that offers tasty coffee and delicious cakes, pies, and pastries. The cozy environment, comfy seating, amazing live music performance, and a lovely garden make this cafe a great spot to grab a quick bite and hang out. You can also head to Sorella - Bakery Café and Convenience, a bakery that sells great pastries. The relaxing atmosphere of this bakery makes it a perfect spot to have breakfast before you start your day in Porto Seguro.

Santa's Cafe

A cafe that has a super cozy atmosphere with a wonderful garden and very polite attendants.

Address : Praça Brg. Eduardo Gomes, 134, Porto Seguro - BA, 45816-000, Brazil

Sorella - Bakery Café and Convenience

A very good bakery, well located and with variety of products for all tastes.

Address : Estr. da Balsa, nº2222, Porto Seguro - BA, 45816-000, Brazil

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Enjoy some fun night time playing billiard and accompanied by great drinks at the Astrolábio Bar. There are also some great foods available to accompany your drink and live music performance that will make your night even more fun. You can also come to Pantera Deck Bar to have some drinks accompanied by the beautiful view of the Buranhém River. The bar has an excellent menu and drinks options at a great price. The best time to visit this bar is during the evening where you can see the amazing sight of the sunset.

Astrolábio Bar

A cozy place with a first rate service and the best burger in the city.

Address : Rua dos Periquitos, 191, Porto Seguro - BA, 45810-000, Brazil

Pantera Deck Bar

A place with a beautiful view and very good service as well as good quality at moderate prices.

Address : Estr. Pedra do Imbuque, 772, Porto Seguro - BA, 45810-000, Brazil

INTERESTING PLACE

See a life-size replica of a Portuguese ship at the Epic Discovery Memorial. You can also learn about the history of Portuguese colonizers in Brazil here. Follow the guided tours provided by the museum to learn deeper about the documents and artifacts that are being exhibited. Also, check out the Safe Harbor Lighthouse overlooking the South Atlantic Ocean. This lighthouse is also one of the historical landmarks in Porto Seguro that is well-preserved until today.

Epic Discovery Memorial

A very interesting museum in which the story of the discovery of Brazil is told.

Address : Av. Beira Mar, 800 - Orla Norte, Porto Seguro - BA, 45810-000, Brazil

Safe Harbor Lighthouse

Great historical place to visit if you are in Porto Seguro!

Address : Av. Beira Mar, 7105, Porto Seguro - BA, 45810-000, Brazil

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

Snap some amazing pictures at the Pitinga Beach, a beautiful beach lined by palm trees and cliffs. There's also a natural lagoon where children can play safely in the water. Numerous kiosks and bars are also available near the beach. Here, you can even climb the cliffs through several trails that will help you to reach the top and enjoy the scenic view of the beach from a higher perspective. Pier Municipal de Porto Seguro is another great spot to take pictures that allows you to walk closer to the sea.

Pitinga Beach

Serene beach lined by palm trees & cliffs, offering panoramic views & nearby kiosks.

Address : R. Arapati, Porto Seguro - BA, 45810-000, Brazil

Pier Municipal de Porto Seguro

A place with a very beautiful view, nice and great to spend good moments.

Address : 869, Av. do Descobrimento, 859, Porto Seguro - BA, 45810-000, Brazil