Explore the outskirts of Praia do Forte on
an adventure that mixes culture and nature
how it works
Depart from Praia do Forte to see one of the first big Portuguese building built in Brazil, Garcia D'Ávila Castle, built in 1556, the oldest stone construction in Bahia and once the home of the largest landowner in the New World, set on the lands of what was the first farm in Brazil. Then we continue to the banks of the Pojuca River, which divides the municipalities of Mata de São João and Camaçari. We follow a trail within the depths of this preserved area of rainforest while learning more about this rich ecossystem. At the end of trail possiblity for a relaxing swim on the river or a refreshing cold drink on the nearby restaurant.
what to see
Close contact with native vegetation
The Bahian coast is world famous as a nesting ground for the humpback whale (megaptera novaeangliae). Their main physical characteristic is the extremely long pectoral fins which can measure up to 5 metres. The humback though is one of the most endangered species on the planet, the one-time population of 150,000 is now estimated to be 35,000.