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Visitors Can Experience Excitement and Isolation Along the Coast of Bahia, Filled with Dunes and Rivers

11/03/2016 - 11h43

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ROBERTO DE OLIVEIRA
SPECIAL ENVOY TO PRAIA DO FORTE

Along the coast of Bahia, from north to south, visitors can find a sequence of wonderful beaches with natural swimming pools, dunes and rivers, separated by isolated small villages, crowded places and five-star hotels.

On the north coast, Costa dos Coqueiros is an area filled with tourist attractions by the sea.

There are beaches for all types of travelers: for those who enjoy waves, for those who prefer natural swimming pools, for those who love deserted beaches, for those who enjoy relaxing in the shade of palm trees and for those who love the native Atlantic forest.

The temperature of the water is always warm and pleasant. Lagoons, rivers and dunes are also part of the landscape.

The way goes along Coco road and ends at Forte beach. It is located some 50 kilometers from the state's capital, the city of Salvador, and it is one of the most sought after destinations in the Linha Verde area.

With a good structure, Vila, as it is called, belongs to pedestrians, and, of course, to the excessive number of street vendors. There are several small hotels and resorts. Good restaurants and activities for the entire family are also on the menu.

All the activities revolve around Vila, which is close to the lighthouse, where tourists and native people usually gather around the kiosks and bars. If you are willing to take 15-minute walk on the left side, you will get to a place known as Papa-Gente, filled with reefs that form natural swimming pools.

Tourists shouldn't miss the numbered stakes which signal sea turtle nests along the beach coast. That is where the Tamar Project began - the institution is responsible for the project which has been active for more than 35 years and covers 1,100 kilometers of the Brazilian coast, studying and protecting endangered species.

Journalist Oliveira travelled at the invitation of Avianca and Tivoli Ecoresort

Translated by THOMAS MUELLO

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