I have been going to Praia do Forte for many years and found in this small town a wonderful, quaint alternative for those longing for the Buzios of the 1980s. Really nice small beaches, an extraordinary ecosytem with options for snorkeling and whale watching, a pleasant town with no cars, and some decent restaurants.
But another attraction for me is staying at Refugio da Vila (this is my 4th time there), a very good contender for the warmest environment I found in many trips around the world. Breakfast may be the best in the world in my opinion (above Greek islands, Turkey, Paris, Rome, Prague, any US hotel and many other places). The variety of elegant home made cakes, pastries, local dishes and the exuberance of Brazilian fruits and juices are astonishing. The open and elegant living room, with little monkeys jumping in the nearby trees and running through the roof is pretty nice. The pool is outstanding (truly outstanding), and hanging out in the evening by the bar with a caipirinha and its magical illumination is a special experience. Rooms are comfortable and very nice, nothing extraordinary (not your routine Hilton) but if you are aiming for Northern Brazil, this is truly where you should go.
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- Also Known As:
- Refugio Da Vila Praia Do Forte, Brazil - Bahia