Praia do Forteis an ancient fisherman's village which has opened itself to tourism in an eco-friendly manner and still preserves its rustic characteristics. This village has only a few streets that follow the natural plan of the clearings between the coconut palms and is an interesting place to meet the locals and their day-to-day activities.
If you would like so we could also visit the most famous Castelo do Garcia d’Ávila, dating from 1552. It was the first great Portuguese edifice in Brazil. Today, it’s an impressive ruin with great views. Desperate to colonize as a way to control his new territory, the king of Portugal had set about granting lands to merchants, soldiers and aristocrats.
For your lunch you're always best of with a moqueca, the seafood stews made in Bahia, cooked by all local Chefs.
Bahian coastal moquecarias are indeed all specialised in all kinds of seafood and fish. The main ingredients are fish or seafood and ...the famous bahian palm-oil (”azeite de dende”), lemon, tomato, garlic, hot peppers (pimento de cheiro), cilantro, ... and of course each Chef has some secret ingredients to make his/her dishes outstanding !
Either you have a walk, a swim in the sea, the river, or in the pool (if you like some more privacy) you can always take care of your suntan.
Along those typical aphrodisiac beaches in Bahia you will a heaven of peace and tranquility, good for endless miles to walk alone to get totally relaxed.
If you would like to get out there is the possibility for local excursions like the natural Park Sapiranga or (at the right season) do some whale watching along Praia do Forte.
If you would opt for an extra day we could even get up to the Mangue Seco reserve, known for it's amazing dune scenery.
It all depends on your wishes, to which we adapt at any time.