The city of Arraial d'Ajuda


Arraial d'Ajuda is located in the district of Porto Seguro, in the southern part of the state of Bahia on the top of impressive colorful cliffs surrounded by the immense Atlantic forest and endless beaches with warm green-blue waters.

Arraial d’Ajuda is a charming small village that since its birth in 1549 preserved her typical architecture, culture and surrounding native nature. The city has the same latitude as some other mystic places in the world like Bali, Indonesia that always attracted esoteric and adventurers from all over the world.


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© Photo: Beco das Cores . Rua de Mucugê


Nearly 18 kilometers of beautiful colorful beaches are the main attraction of Arraial d’Ajuda. Some of them protected by reefs, forming natural swimming pools at low tide, others still preserved and semi deserted.A historical church dated 1549 and the two most important streets, Bróduei and Mucugê divide the center of Arraial d’Ajuda.

On “Bróduei” you can find little colorful shops who sell typical crafts and also gives access to the square where the church of Nossa senhora d’Ajuda is located. Mucugê is a charming street where most of the restaurants, bars, shops and hotels are located and where the nightlife is the most intense. This street also gives access to the beach with the same name.

The mixture of locals, native indians, hippies, tourists transformed Arraial d’Ajuda into a small international village and therefore call it “the corner place of the world”.

Things to do:

  • Visit the famous holy water source. The legend tells that if you take a bath of its water you will return one day to Arraial.
  • See the full moon rise from the sea just behind the church.
  • Walking the deserted beaches of the south.
  • Visit the church Nossa Senhora d'Ajuda built in 1549.
  • Visit the Indian reserve in Arraial d'Ajuda.




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