Thursday, March 6, 2014


In the beginning I said that Bahia State is divided in 7 different regions then I posted 4 of them already. Today I'm showing The Discovery Coast.
Historic village. Photo flickr by Edmilson Nogueira

Considered the starting point of the Brazilian history and culture, the Discovery Coast was declared World Natural Heritage by UNESCO, in 1999. Surrounded by several natural attractions – such as beaches, bays, inlets, cliffs, coral reefs, mangroves and navigable rivers – the region has favorable conditions for adventure tourism and ecotourism. Many paradisiacal beaches enchant the visitors. In Porto Seguro, the most sought after ones are Tacimirim, Taperapuã and Mundaí; in Cabrália, Coroa Vermelha, Mutary and Arakakaí stand out; Trancoso has the beaches of Nativos dos Coqueiros and Nudism with good options for swimming; in Arraial D’Ajuda, the beaches of Degaldo, Mucugê and Parracho attract lots of tourists; those who visit Caraíva must visit Espelho beach, which, located in the middle of a cliff, is among the ten best ones in Brazil; at the Discovery Coast you can also find the beaches of Santo André, das Tartarugas (turtles) and Santo Antonio. The region’s nature wonders are well known by visitors, especially those who enjoy extreme sports that for now seem to have a closer contact with such attractions. During ultralight flights it’s possible to admire all the beauty of the region, from a different angle. The Discovery Coast has ideal spots for diving, windsurf, surf, kite surf, trekking, horse rides, among others. It’s worth remembering that the fun doesn’t end here. The region has a much differentiated nightlife. Contrary to what happens in most littoral areas, where the day activities are more attractive than the night ones, at the Discovery Coast night leisure is also a must. It’s difficult to decide whether to enjoy the day or the night. Generally, visitors end up enjoying both, showing that sleeping is not the priority. The hours are so atypical that in many of the region’s cities, shops are open until late, selling clothes, crafts, etc. The events promoted by show houses, beach kiosks and night clubs, which always end at dawn, guarantee the fun throughout the night. The fun never ends. For more than 500 years this region has been visited by various explorers seeking for the most unusual products. Nowadays, the explorers are better known as"tourists", that look for high doses of adrenaline and lots of history, in a scenery composed by sun, sea and tranquility.(Bahia official site)
Porto Seguro:  The town is famous for being the first area where Portuguese settled in Brazil.
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With it's "Catwalk of Alcohol", where tourists can have a fun time drinking, eating local food and shopping, and the Taperapua beach, good place to dance the Axe Music and burn your calories, Porto Seguro is not just a place to party, but also to get in touch with pure and rich Brazilian culture.
"Catwalk of Alcohol" still empty. Photo flickr by Allessandro Canella
"Catwalk of Alcohol", in Porto Seguro. Photo flickr by Tatiana Forti

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Taperapuã Beach. Photo flickr by liliana vera cruz

Visit the Memorial Epic of Discovery where a tour take you to the replica of ship of Pedro Alvares Cabral. Photo flickr by turismobahia
Replica ship of Pedro Alvares Cabral, in the Memorial of the Epic of Discovery. Photo flickr by turismobahia
The boardwalk that leads to the Cruz Vermelha (Red Crown) Beach is home to the Handicraft Market, with parts produced by Indians Pataxós. Photo flickr by turismobahia
Lighthouse of Porto Seguro, in Old Town. Photo flickr by turismobahia
Historic Old town Santa Cruz Cabralia. Photo flickr by Garcia Neto
Little church in historic site of Arraial D'Ajuda. Photo flickr by Cleisonbh
Santa Cruz de Cabrália. Photo flickr by turismobahia
Homes preserve charming facades in Old Town. Photo flickr by turismobahia
Landmark. Cross where supposed was done the first Mass in Brazil. Photo flickr by turismobahia
Landmark of Discovery. Photo flickr by turismobahia
Landmark of Discovery - Brought to Brazil by the Portuguese to demarcate the lands conquered. Foto flickr by JulianaGold
Memorial of the Epic of Discovery, in the Cruzeiro Beach. Photo flickr by turismobahia
Museum of Porto Seguro, in Old Town. Photo flickr by turismobahia

Indian Handicraft. Foto flickr by Nelson NM
Indian Handicraft. Foto flickr by Nelson NM
Indian culture in Santa Cruz Cabrália. Foto flickr by xreservas
Native children hawkers of handicrafts, Indian dressed in the Historic Center of Porto Seguro. Foto flickr by Fabiomelo
Handicrafts sold in crafts fair, where you can also find typical articles of indigenous culture, as headdresses and costumes, in Coroa Vermelha/Santa Cruz de Cabrália. Photo flickr by turismobahia
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Pataxó Indian
Indian at the beach in Coroa Vermelha. Photo flickr by Luciano
Espelho Beach. Photo flickr by turismobahia

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