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Porto da Lua, Mata de Sao Joao

3-star3 stars
Pousada Porto da Lua, Praia do Forte, Mata de Sao Joao, BA, Brazil

3-star beachfront hotel with restaurant, near Praia do Forte Beach
  • Free WiFi
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  • Super service, friendly and helpful staff, good and quiet location, breathtaking view.…Nov 1, 2018
  • The Porta do Lua is a charming, small boutique hotel right on the beach. The…Aug 29, 2017
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Porto da Lua, Mata de Sao Joao

from $110
  • Double Room
  • Triple Room

What’s around Porto da Lua, Mata de Sao Joao


  • On the beach
  • Praia do Forte Beach - 9 min walk
  • Papa-Gente Beach - 1 min walk
  • Project Tamar Turtle Sanctuary - 1 min walk
  • Sao Francisco Church - 7 min walk
  • Garcia D'Avila Lighthouse - 9 min walk
  • Alameda do Sol - 10 min walk
  • Humpback Whale Institute - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Salvador (SSA-Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhaes Intl.) - 68 min drive

About Porto da Lua, Mata de Sao Joao

Discover your own bit of paradise at this small, tropical-style hotel, located directly on one of Bahia's loveliest beaches. Watch the moon rise over the water, bask in the gentle offshore breezes, and explore the clear, calm tide pools teeming with sea life. Porto da Lua is also just a 5-minute walk from Praia do Forte, once a tiny fishing village and now a quaint resort town with shops and restaurants. You'll also be just steps from the Projeto Tamar sea-turtle center, part of a nationwide conservation project. Here, you'll see turtles from wee hatchlings to 20-year-old adolescents. And, from late January to the end of April, Tamar lets visitors witness the turtles hatching and making their way to the ocean. Another must-see: The 500-year-old Castelo Garcia D'avila, about a 10-minute cab ride from the hotel. This excavated castle, one of the first Portuguese colonial settlements in Brazil, features a small museum and panoramic coastal views. Looking for some big-city excitement? Take the 2.5-hour bus ride to Salvador, known as "the capital of happiness" for its laid-back lifestyle and music-filled street festivals.

Back at Porto da Lua Beach Hotel, you can play in the ocean surf, snorkel in the reef-protected waters, or just soak up the sun on the palm-fringed sands. The hotel can also arrange whale-watching excursions. And when it's time to dine, you'll be happy to know that Porto da Lua offers 2 restaurants: an open-air restaurant on the beach and an indoor dining room overlooking the ocean and reef. The breakfast buffet features fresh tropical fruit, premium coffee, and pastries. At lunch and dinner, you can choose from fresh fish, steak, pasta, and local specialties. Drink a toast to your day with a refreshing Caipirinha, Brazil's national cocktail, or sip the complimentary evening tea from 4-5 PM. Holiday dinners are offered to guests on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Room service is available during limited hours. This 3-story hotel also offers complimentary wireless Internet access and complimentary parking.

Airy, modern guestrooms open to ocean-view balconies with hammocks--perfect for a lazy afternoon with a good book and a cool drink. When it's time to dream, you'll drift off to the sounds of ocean waves. Rooms also include complimentary wireless Internet access, TVs, electronic safes, minibars, and direct-dial phones. Some rooms are air-conditioned, and all are exposed to cooling sea breezes.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 26 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Parents must have child's birth certificate and photo ID *


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
Freshen up
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Porto da Lua, Mata de Sao Joao’s small print

Also known as

  • Porto da Lua
  • Porto da Lua Hotel
  • Porto da Lua Hotel Praia do Forte
  • Porto da Lua Praia do Forte
  • Hotel-Pousada Porto Da Lua Praia Do Forte, Bahia
  • Pousada Porto Da Lua Hotel Praia Do Forte
  • Porto da Lua Hotel Mata de Sao Joao
  • Porto da Lua Mata de Sao Joao


Parents or a legal guardian traveling with children under 18 years must present the child's birth certificate and an identity card with photo (passport, for example) at the check-in. For international travels from Brazil, if just one of the parents is traveling with the child, she/he must present – in addition to the child's certificate of birth and identity card with photo – a letter authorizing the trip signed by the other parent with a notarial certification of signature. In case the parents or the legal guardian, as applicable, cannot or are unwilling to give this authorization, a judicial authorization is required. People who intend to travel to Brazil with children must consult with the Brazilian consulate before traveling for more information.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 39 reviews

Porto da Lua, Mata de Sao Joao
Magic location ,fantastic breakfast! Great staff !
Great location, close to the village and even closer to the beach, fantastic staff, great breakfast. We will be back !!
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Porto da Lua, Mata de Sao Joao

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