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.
Suggested itinerary featuring Praia do Forte
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