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Porto Seguro - State of Bahia, 45810-000, Brazil
Sometimes you discover a place so wonderfully unique that upon departure you are not entirely sure that it actually existed...or if it was all just a lovely dream. Pousada Lagoa in Caraiva, Bahia, Brazil, is one of those places, and I can assure...
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Comércio, Salvador - BA, 40015-080, Brazil
The São Joaquim market in Salvador, Brazil, offers a broad spectrum of merchandise. At the far end of the market you can even purchase live animals. While walking through this area I saw goats, chickens, ducks and doves. A baby goat costs around...
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Rua Principal, 25, Trancoso, Porto Seguro - BA, 45818-000, Brazil
The owners of Brazil’s Etnia Club de Mar and Etnia Pousada hotels run this shop. Recreate the look of the beach town’s boho-chic crowd with bikinis from Brazilian brand Osklen, funky rubber-rimmed sunglasses, and dresses by the Rio-based label...
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Porto Seguro - State of Bahia, 45810-000, Brazil
The restaurant attached to the 12-room El Gordo Inn justifies the trip to Trancoso, a Bahia beach town. Order lagareiro, an amazing dish of sautéed octopus dressed in olive oil. Praça São João 7, Quadrado, 55/(0) 73-3668-1193. This appeared in the...
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Praça São João, Porto Seguro - BA, 45818-000, Brazil
El Gordo is an awesome restaurant and small hotel right off the Quadrado in Trancoso. The restaurant is built around the infinity pool, set right on the edge of the cliffs overlooking the beach, so you catch a great, cooling breeze as you sip your...
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Porto Seguro - State of Bahia, 45810-000, Brazil
Uxua is the rare resort that makes an extra effort for its gets to connect with local culture. At the restaurant, you can taste traditional Bahian dishes. But you can also request for the chef, Bernardino, to give you cooking lessons in his...
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Trancoso, Porto Seguro - State of Bahia, Brazil
The Uxua Praia (beach) Bar is the most coveted spot on the beach. A short walk from the Quadrado, it's been built out of old abandoned fishing boats that had been on the site. The main bar is shaded by a thatched palm roof and a cocktail alter...
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Porto Seguro - State of Bahia, 45810-000, Brazil
Just below the bohemian jetset village of Trancoso is a great pousda called Estrela d'Aqua. Lying hard against the beach, you have miles and miles of uncrowded pristine Bahia beaches, great food and beautiful people.
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Estr. de Trancoso, 192, Porto Seguro - BA, 45810-000, Brazil
The beaches of Bahia, just under the village of Trancoso. Awesome.
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Largo do Cruzeiro de São Francisco, S/N - Pelourinho, Salvador - BA, 40020-280, Brazil
The touristy but ultimately seductive historic district in Salvador features sorbet-like colors against well-worn church plazas.
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Latin America
Boipeba Island and the region has a dense rainforest with its salt marshes, sand dunes, mangroves, reefs, and coconut-palmed beaches. The reefs up and down the coast, protect the beaches from ocean currents, which makes for ideal swimming. Boipeba...
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Barra - State of Bahia, Brazil
A few years ago I stayed in this off the beaten path beach in Brazil called Taipu de Fora. From Bahia (Salvador), you have to take a local ferry, a local bus, and then a speedboat to get to the village of Barra Grande. Allow 1 day for travel....
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Praça Tomé de Souza, S/N - Centro, Salvador - BA, 40020-000, Brazil
Take the elevator from the historic upper city down to the lower city for only 0.15 Reals. Enjoy views of Bahia's Afro-Brazil mix of art, music and architecture.
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Pelourinho, Salvador - State of Bahia, 40020-060, Brazil
I was having lunch at this restaurant on the sidewalk deep in the center of Pelourinho when I looked to my left, down a shady side street and I saw this window against a bright yellow wall. The three coconuts placed perfectly next to each other in...