It’s a sign of a good holiday when your first thought upon returning home is ‘phew, I need a break’. It is the sign of an excellent holiday when a break is already built in. On our Brazil programme, we provide a three night beach break to act as a peaceful limbo between the dizzying excitement of Rio, Iguazu Falls and Salvador, and the humdrum of everyday life.
We believe that, just as there are different ways to seek adventures, there are different ways to relax and unwind. Some enjoy a quieter pace of life; strolling down a tranquil beach, eating out in the evening and watching the sun dip below the horizon. Whilst for others the ultimate fantasy of relaxation is escaping to an exotic island paradise where palm trees spout from the ground, and the beaches are golden, gloriously empty and yours to explore.
Dreamy, picturesque, tranquil. Praia do Forte is a pretty seaside town an hour north of Salvador in the north-eastern state of Bahia. Beloved by both holiday-makers and Salvador locals alike, the town retains a lovely low key-feel and is the perfect place to kick back and relax.
Everything in Praia do Forte is within walking distance. Spend your days ambling along the main Alameda do Sol walkway, passing by and perhaps popping into the pint-sized church, or the Tamar sea turtle preservation centre. In the evenings, enjoy seafood dishes and typical Brazilian cuisine in the various restaurants dotted around the town, and sip a refreshing caipirinha whilst watching the brilliant red sun setting on the horizon.
Wherever you are, day or night, the sea is never out of reach. The beaches of the sublime Bahian coast are renowned for their idyllic beauty and soft yellow sand, and home to picture book palm trees, migratory birds and even, in the right season, nesting sea turtles.
Your Llama Travel hotel is located in the village of Itacimirim, a short drive from Praia do Forte. A beautiful area in its own right, Itacimirim is quieter than its neighbouring town and offers an authentic insight into life in a traditional Brazilian fishing village.
If you have been inspired by our beautiful beach option, take a look at our Samba, Tango & Iguazu Falls + Salvador & Tropical Coast programme here, which includes three nights in the sensational city of Rio De Janeiro, three nights to admire the natural wonder of the Iguazu Falls, two nights in the old colonial city of Salvador and of course three nights of R&R in the form of a beach getaway.
Give us a call on 020 7263 3000 to discuss your Brazil trip.
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