Like most tourist villages Praia do Forte never sleeps, especially in peak season, life continues around the clock.
The village of Praia do Forte is one long street that leads from a big lake to the beach at the other end. This lively strip is lined with a rich array of boutiques, restaurants, bars, shops and stalls. And lots, lots of tourists.
Like most tourist villages Praia do Forte never sleeps, especially in peak season, life continues around the clock. There are live acts, music and performances on the street day and night amidst a never-ending stream of tourists. It is definitely not the place if you're seeking rest and tranquility.
The beach of Praia do Forte is much smaller and not even half as nice as Imbassai's beaches. The water of the ocean is far more calm thanks to the coral reefs and better for swimming. During low tide there are natural swimming pools, which are excellent for snorkeling.
After a couple of days of peace and quiet with us in the middle of nature, you might like to get out for some shopping and people watching. Praia do Forte is just around the corner, less than a 15 minute drive.
You'll find many gastronomic options and not just the wide variety of Bahian seafood, but also French, Italian, etc. Close to the beach you'll find local arts and craft stalls. On the street you'll find many a place selling 'acarajé', the most typical snack from Bahia and well known throughout the whole of Brazil.
Praia do Forte also has regional importance. There are schools, a supermarket, a variety of shops, a bureau de change, a travel office where you can confirm your flight, a post office and an ATM where you can withdraw cash from all current credit cards.
There is also a 24 hour clinic for small emergencies. There are several public places where you can access high speed Internet.
Praia do Forte has an airstrip where, for 140 Euros per person, you can take a 10 minute flight over the area in a small plane.