When the Portuguese first arrived in Brazil they landed on the soil today known as Bahia. In Portuguese the word "bay" is translated "baia". Salvador, Bahia's capital, was founded by Portuguese explorers in 1549 and became Brazil's first capital back when the country was one of Portugal's colonies. The Bay of All Saints, beautiful seen from Salvador, can also be seen from a tourist boat that makes a trip through the bay. The sea turtle preservation project at Praia do Forte is a very impressive sight, and in October, whales can be seen alongside the whole coast. The Fumaça waterfall and the caves are a sight to see in the Chapada Diamanta.