Bahia is one of the 26 states of Brazil. It is located in the norteast region and has the longest coastline of all the states. The coastline line is divided into regions depending on the history of each division. These regions include discovery coast (costa do descobrimento), cocoa coast (costa do cacau) and palm coast (costa do dendê). Some of the most popular cities or towns in Bahia are Salvador, the first capital of Brazil, Morro de São Paulo, in Cairu, Itaparica, an island near Salvador, Itacaré and Ilhéus, capital of the cocoa coast.
The coastal region of Bahia is known for its white sandy beaches, warm climate and friendly people. It is also known for its street carnival and festivities, such as São João, in June and others.