Praia do Forte
The main attraction in Praia do Forte  is the "Projeto Tamar" turtle sanctuary . The sanctuary has pools where you can see several varieties of turtle and various kinds of fish and is worth a visit. Entry fee is 7 reais. The town of Praia do Forte seems to exist mainly for tourists to buy turtle-themed items but it is an interesting area with a nearby ecological reserve and there are several pousadas and apartments that can be rented for longer periods.
Salvador's airport is to the northeast of the town, giving easy access to Praia do Forte if you want to by-pass Salvador itself. Car rental is available from several companies.