Stretched across 12 kilometres of fresh, unpolluted Atlantic seashore, the small resort town of Praia do Forte is an up-and-coming beach holiday destination in Brazil’s Bahia state.
(TRAVPR.COM) UNITED STATES - October 16th, 2012 - Stretched across 12 kilometres of fresh, unpolluted Atlantic seashore, the small resort town of Praia do Forte is an up-and-coming beach holiday destination in Brazil’s Bahia state.
Getting to Praia do Forte, Brazil, is an incredible journey along the Linha Verde, which gives travellers some of the best views along the Coconut Coast. Photo courtesy of Rota Tropical
With its unspoiled nature, the former fishing village still maintains a sense of quiet history; only a limited number of narrow palm-lined streets weave their way through the town centre. That being said, despite the small-town feel, Praia do Forte has a number of hotels and services that promise a relaxing beach holiday. Hotel Porto Zarpa and Casa de Praia are both in close walking distance to the beach; other hotels, such as Pousada Casa do Forte, function as beach houses with family-friendly amenities.
Throughout town, local Praia do Forte shops and restaurants are infused with the distinct Afro-Brazilian culture and spices typical of the Bahian coast.
Surrounded by underwater reefs, beautiful landscapes and beaches, visitors will find plenty of things to see and do in Praia do Forte. The local coastline is dotted with tide pools that fill with turquoise water; colourful, exotic fish gather around shallow coral clusters. The crystal waters are clear windows onto the area’s rich undersea life, and the pools are just the right temperature for swimming and snorkelling.
There is a strong sense of ecological awareness that permeates both the town and environs, as Praia do Forte is home to a number of successful ecotourism projects in Brazil. The Tamar Project, for example, is dedicated to conserving sea turtles in Brazil, five species of which are endangered. Headquartered on the Praia do Forte coast, the Tamar Centre invites guests to learn about the 1,100 kilometres of beach that are being preserved as turtle breeding grounds and then up close and personal with a few of the green giants.
Travellers to Praia do Forte, Brazil, should pay a visit to the turtle-focussed Tamar Project Station right by the iconic lighthouse. Photo courtesy of Rota Tropical
Praia do Forte is also in close proximity to the Sapiranga Reserve, which is six square kilometres of protected Atlantic Forest accessible via walking and biking trails, as well as the Humpback Whale Institute, which protects and monitors the pods of whales that migrate annually near the Praia do Forte coast.
Even getting to Praia do Forte is an ecotourism highlight. Linha Verde, the Green Line, is an ecology-oriented driving route that runs northward from Salvador for about 200 kilometres, with Praia do Forte located right at its halfway point. Driving to Praia do Forte affords visitors some of the best views of the Coconut Coast.
The team at Rota Tropical – creative innovators in the Brazilian tourism industry – is pleased to bring Praia do Forte to whl.travel worldwide network of travel portals. Rota Topical is also the whl.travel local connection in Morro de São Paulo, Salvador and Itacaré.
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