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Praia do Forte, Brazil

Named after the fort that was built on the beach ('praia') by the Portuguese in 1556 to warn the city of Salvador of impending invasion, Praia do Forte is now a relaxed fishing village which has a reputation for the preservation of the local flora and fauna.

Inland from the coast is an area of protected forest, there is also a marshy area home to many seabirds and caiman. On the edge of the village is the Tamar Project, a preservation centre for sea turtles that lay their eggs in the nearby golden beaches.

There are many turtles at the centre, from day-old babies to fully grown adults. The town of Praia do Forte itself is a laid back place with many little restaurants and souvenir shops.

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    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Praia do Forte. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Tivoli Eco Resort Praia Do Forte, Praia do Forte

      Tivoli Eco Resort Praia do Forte

      First Class

      Located near the fishing village of Praia do Forte, the Eco Resort occupies an area of 250 thousand square metres, and is surrounded by ecological preservation areas.

    • Pousada Porto da Lua, Praia do Forte

      Pousada Porto da Lua


      The Porto da Lua Pousada is the only Inn in Praia do Forte that is located directly on the beach. The Inn features tropical architecture and a constant ocean breeze, making it the ideal place to relax.