Arraial da Ajuda
Arraial d'Ajuda is a Safe Harbor district, located in Bahia. The small village is characterized by its beautiful beaches, lush nature and culture in a unique style. Attracts tourists from around the world and is considered a meeting point for writers, musicians and artists.
Baptized with the name of Christian-white tradition - it was more a tribute to Sousa and primeros Jesuits who arrived here in 1549, with its three ships: Conceição, Salvador, and Help - that would be city names and their the 1st igrejas.2 Originally called Camp of Our Lady of Help in honor of the patron saint, the name was gradually being reduced and, in the legal creation of the District, was definitely District of Arraial d'Ajuda.
There are variations - only the form "Camp d'Help" is correct. Today, even in city hall documents we find the name written wrongly - Arraial D'help. In portuquesa language, the preposition should not be capitalized but its name, d'Help. On January 25, 1984 was founded the Society Friends of the Festival of Our Lady of Help. This shows how this was the name used officially in the 80s or earlier.
Arraial d'Ajuda´s narrow paved roads and dusty lanes wind beneath large, shady trees, with lovely pousadas and open-air restaurants hidden among the greenery. Solid, brightly painted facades surround its plazas, and the air remains tinged with the scent of tropical vegetation. In the past, Arraial was the playground of the wealthy, which isn’t far removed from the upmarket tourists the town tends to attract: the place is an extremely popular vacation spot for well-off Argentineans. More recently, however, a new wave of international backpackers and nouveau hippies have brought a little diversity to the idyllic surroundings.