Arraial D´ajuda, the largest “international” town in the municipality of Porto Seguro, lies on one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the southern Bahia. This tropical paradise was first discovered by hippies in the early 70´s, a post- Woodstock generation that traveled the world and found in Arraial D´Ajuda an alternative way of living with new values. These same people are now the owners of the friendly, rustic inns that are so common in town, many of which were built as extensions of their own homes.
The streets of the town are unpaved, blending perfectly with the town laid-back atmosphere. A pedestrian district known as “broadway” is a place to be visited with its many bars and restaurants, where tables are set up right on the sidewalk.