Praia do Forte has become one of the most attractive destinations in the surroundings of Salvador da Bahia, largely thanks to the fact that it allows visitors the chance to enjoy direct contact with nature. Its magnificent ecosystem has been carefully preserved.
This paradise boasts semi-deserted beaches of fine white sand surrounded by tall coconut trees, with warm temperature and sunny weather nearly every day of the year. Coral reefs provide protection from the waves of the Atlantic. The calm, warm, deep, crystal-clear waters allow great visibility under water, making it a perfect place for diving, even for those who have never tried it.
You can go snorkeling in the natural water holes that are formed by the reefs when the tide is low. These are genuine aquariums with hundreds of colorful tropical fishes, corals and crustaceans. The waters are crystal-clear, ideal for snorkeling. The largest of these water holes can be found at Praia do Papa-Gente, with a natural water hole that is around 6 meters deep during the low tide, and the popular Praia do Lord, featuring a number of water holes that are not very deep. These water hole formations usually occur in the mornings and last a few hours. It is important that you find out about the low tide hours the day before going.
In Praia do Forte the water temperature, which averages 26° C (79º F), is just perfect, meaning that you can spend hours diving without feeling cold. But beware of the sun—make sure to use a good sunscreen.
You can also go diving in waters that are 35 m deep, with an intense variety of colors that flash out at you in the midst of absolute silence.
There are a number of diving centers to guide you in your immersion and to provide you with the equipment you need. You have the option of going into the sea from the beach or taking a boat that will leave you a few miles from the coast. The option you choose will depend on the weather conditions and on your experience. Bear in mind that the best period for diving runs from October to February, provided the weather conditions are good.
At Praia do Forte you can enjoy the beauty and immensity of the sea, together with its impressive ecosystem. It is a fascinating world that is constantly changing.
“IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts has two All Inclusive 5-star vacation complexes in Salvador da Bahia: the Hotel IBEROSTAR Praia Do Forte and the Hotel IBEROSTAR Bahía. Both these hotels provide visitors with a perfect vacation in Brazil in natural surroundings. This luxury accommodation will allow you to enjoy a comfortable stay with a variety of restaurants and bars, spa centers, swimming pools and a complete entertainment and sport activities program. The Hotel IBEROSTAR Praia Do Forte and the Hotel IBEROSTAR Bahia also feature modern facilities and halls to celebrate events such as business meetings and unforgettable weddings.”