Salvador da Bahia is the oldest colonial capital in Brazil, and is known for its Afro-Brazilian culture, early colonial architecture, and 30 miles of coastline beaches including the gorgeous Porto da Barra Beach.
Also, notable for its African influenced cuisine, fabulous music, and a Carnival celebration that is considered the largest street party on the planet, when 2,000,000 people pour into town for this massive spectacle.
"Bahia" is the third largest city in Brazil, and the heart of the African and Portuguese fusion that has been so influential in the art, music and cuisine that has become synonomous with Brazilian culture. This merging of influences has produced a profusion of creative innovations such as Capoeira, a combination of dance and martial arts; Samba de roda, and afoxe, which blend of African rhythms with traditional Brazilian music that has influenced many of the Carnaval groups; A cuisine that is renowned throughout Brazil for it's inique use of spices and unusual blending of flavors, and some of the most colorful and affordable crafts available anywhere in South America. It has also given us many of Brazil's most influential musicians and songwirters including the iconic Gilberto Gil, Cataeno Veloso, and many more.
Salvador da Bahia is one of Brazil's most colorful destinations and it's narrow streets, and steep hills that separate the upper city from the lower city, give it a unique charm. Accommodationshere feature elegant clolonial mansions, contemporary luxury, and small boutiques located within the historical districts, and scattered along the shore. Browse our featured itineraries and see how Salvador Bahia can be combined with any of Brazil's other incredible destinations. The length of your stay in each city, the selection of hotels, transportation options, and activities can all be custonmized to your opersonal preferences.
Salvador is known as "Brazil's Capital of Happiness", Find out why.