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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.

Green turtle at Projeto TamarInland 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 center for sea turtles that lay their eggs in the nearby golden beaches.

There are many turtles at the center, 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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Suggested itinerary featuring Praia do Forte

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Praia do Forte, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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    Written by our specialists from their own experiences of visiting Praia do Forte, these guides will help you make the most of your time there. We share both our practical recommendations and the best ways to appreciate Praia do Forte at its best.

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    Accommodation choices for Praia do Forte

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