The family friendly Tivoli Ecoresort Praia do Forte is conveniently located one hour's drive north of Salvador on Brazil's stunning Bahian coastline and surrounded by palm fringed beaches. It offers an abundance of onsite facilities and activities.
Excellent for families - there's a children's club as well as a wide variety of children's facilities and activities
Very accessible just a 1-hour drive from Salvador
Set on a 12 km stretch of Bahia's Coconut Coast, a coastline of deserted beaches, coconut groves and natural sea pools
All rooms and suites have sea-facing balconies
Tivoli Ecoresort Praia do Forte is set amongst 25,000 m2 of gardens and coconut groves, with miles of beaches, coconut forests, multicoloured reefs, natural salt water pools, rivers, waterfalls, lagoons and relics from colonial Brazil. The hotel is a short distance from the centre of picturesque Praia do Forte fishing village, which is home to the fascinating Tamar Project set up 20 years ago to save the endangered sea turtle.
250 air-conditioned rooms are spaciously located in two-storey bungalows, each with their own veranda and hammocks overlooking either the tropical gardens or the beautiful beach dotted with palm trees. The hotel is constructed in a style which combines pre-Baroque Jesuit architecture with Polynesian architecture. There are three swimming pools, two floodlit tennis courts, three bars, a restaurant serving local and international cuisine and a nautical centre with facilities for windsurfing, kayaking and diving. The resort also offers superb spa facilities, including a selection of different therapies and Thalassotherapy. But if you're looking for something more cultural, trips to the ruins of the Garcia D'Avila castle are available, one of the oldest Portuguese constructions in the country.
When to visit
Be sure, if you are staying June to November, to keep a look out on the horizon, as humpback whales come to these waters to calve.
Only an hour to the north of Salvador, in Bahia, Brazil, the Praia do Forte EcoResort & Thalasso Spa is located in an environmental protection area with a 12-km nearly deserted beach and surrounded by a lush coconut palm plantation.
13-hour 30-minutes flight to Salvador via Rio de Janeiro or San Paulo. Praia do Forte EcoResort & Thalasso Spa is a 60-minute drive from Salvador's Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhães International Airport.
Drumming in Salvador
Bahia is the percussive heart of Brazil. Feel the soul of Brazilian music with a percussion lesson in Salvador, and fall under the spell of the mesmerising African rhythms. Workshops are pitched at levels to suit all talents and ages - great for families!
Half Day Historical Tour of Salvador
Explore Salvador, one of Brazil’s most striking cities steeped in history. Salvador is famous for its colonial architecture, its rich and unique local culture (which is particularly evident in the music, cuisine and religion) and wonderful coastline.
Introduction to Capoeira
Visit a traditional capoeira school and meet with the group leaders to learn the history and philosophy of capoeira, try your hand on instruments such as the berimbau, and learn some of the basic movements.