Porto da Barra Beach
Much of Brazil’s coastline faces east (as in over 7,000km of it), so this stretch of sand in Salvador is particularly special, given it’s western-facing direction. The beach was also home to Bahia’s original settlement of Europeans, and the neighborhood is still a gathering place for locals and tourists alike. Located on a bay, Porto da Barra has calm waters and offers a great waterfront location for grabbing a drink and enjoying the sunset. Making the scene even more picturesque are the two little white forts at either end of the beach.