By Night on the Catwalk
By Night on Passarela do Álcool is one of the best tourist attractions in the area for those who do not know what to do in Porto Seguro at night. All the shops, restaurants and bars focus on revitalized colonial houses, old warehouses and fishermen's houses that currently make up one of Porto Seguro's most famous (and charming) postcards. Walking around is a must see for tourists of all ages.
At every step the visitor feels a little of what Bahia has, such as the balance of local music, the aroma of pepper and spices used in typical cuisine, the colors of the houses and the regional handicraft, the capoeira wheels playing according to The touch of the berimbau, and tourists from various corners of the world smiling and getting infected by the astral of the place.
Aside from the tour itself, the area is perfect for dinners - which suit all pockets and tastes. There you can find snack bars with snacks and Bahian snacks, such as cocada, tapioca and acarajé, to restaurants specializing in local cuisine, always very spicy and based on seafood and palm oil, such as traditional moqueca.
Craft stores are great places to buy souvenirs from Porto Seguro, both for souvenirs and gifts for friends and family. In addition to the beach accessories such as mats, cangas, dresses and hats, the trade also offers sculptures, objects of decoration, indigenous crafts, berimbau, percussion instruments and shirts with very humorous phrases.
Agito, capeta and lots of party
In addition, the Passarela do Álcool is also the meeting point for those who like to party and have fun. There are several stalls spread around the area selling one of the more traditional drinks of Porto Seguro - and that so typical it is almost a must to experience. Called "capeta," the basic ingredient is vodka, mixed with some fruit, condensed milk, cinnamon and guarana powder. The result is plenty of energy to pack the night into the wee hours of the morning.
And every night the party takes place in a different place. Whether in the middle of the stalls or at the edge of the sea, it is common to find a cluster of natives and tourists packing in pairs to the sound of lively Bahian music, such as the famous axé of the electric carnival trios and the Afroaxé. At this moment, it is clear that Porto Seguro is a land that breathes, in addition to history and natural beauties, a lot of music and joy that infect even the most timid of tourists passing by.
During some times of the year, such as New Year's Eve, Carnival and São João Elétrico, Passarela also hosts great music concerts by national and international artists organized by the Porto Seguro City Hall.
But despite being the busiest point of the local nightlife, the Passarela do Álcool is also quite quiet and safe, ideal for people of all ages and for family outings. The weather is pleasant and the entertainment is guaranteed.
Still at the end of the walkway, near the pier where the ferries depart for Arraial d'Ajuda on the waters of the Bunharém river, is the "alley". This is the quieter section of the Discovery Walkway, where tourists find a relaxing environment away from the hustle and bustle, and you can enjoy conversations with friends and family in one of the many bars and restaurants located in this part of the city.
Planning the ride
Like the By Night on the Passarela do Álcool, it is a walk that demands the freedom of the tourist to walk at your own pace, to choose the restaurants that suit you peacefully, to enter the handicraft shops and to observe the dynamics of the local movement, the Hotel Quinta do Sol Does not offer a tour package for this attraction.
But considering that the Passarela and its surroundings are very busy after 6:00 pm, with difficult access for cars and few parking spaces, we recommend the appointment of a round trip transfer, which can be done directly at the hotel reception. Another advantage of booking a transfer is to enjoy without worry and taste several flavors of the drink capeta Passarela do Álcool.