‘Salvador da Bahia’

A magnificent desert of white dunes and lagoons

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Lençóis Maranhenses is surely one of the most wonderful places in Brazil. If we add to its undisputed beauty the fact that mass tourism has not reached the region, we have the perfect tourist destination. The Lençóis Maranhenses National Park in the state of Maranhão spreads over 300 square kilometers of white dunes and lagoons that can be defined as one of the most fascinating places on earth. The sand dunes spread from the coast, reaching over 50 km inland and resembling a white sheet of sand that gives the region its name: Lençóis Maranhenses. The essential places you have…

The coast of Bahia and its multicultural capital

The state of Bahia has the longest coastline in Brazil, which is sprinkled with prominent tourist destinations such as Morro de São Paulo, Praia do Forte, Ilhéus, Itacaré, Olivença and Porto Seguro. Another emblematic feature of the state of Bahia is the Chapada Diamantina, a paradise for those who are fond of eco-tourism, surrounded by natural beauty amidst the waterfalls, mountains, caves and swamps. The region of Bahia attracts tourists from all over the world thanks to the beautiful, picturesque spirit of its colonial cities, its miles of sea coast, with many stretches of virgin tropical coast, the natural landscapes…

The beautiful beaches of Porto Seguro

Porto Seguro, a city in the state of Bahia, boasts 85 km of white sandy beaches with transparent waters. Its privileged weather attracts travellers from many places and it also benefits from its complete tourist infrastructure and its rich historical heritage and biodiversity. But undoubtedly its beaches are the most appealing feature of this spectacular enclave. The white sand, crystal clear water and tropical climate will conquer anyone who comes by on a visit. The most popular beach in Porto Seguro is Praia Taperapuã, which brings together many attractive features: you can practise water sports such as kayaking and go…

Every evening is a new party night at Morro de São Paulo

  Just a two-hour ferry ride from Salvador da Bahia there is a small paradise called Morro de São Paulo where time seems to have come to a standstill. It was a privileged pirate hideout in the Portuguese colonial days. Today, Morro is one of the most sparkling gems in the tourism of Brazil. Initially it was a place for artists, hippies and the most adventurous travelers. The beauty of the place led to its flourishing as a tourist destination but the early bohemian atmosphere still lasts today. Besides enjoying sun and sea, you can practice all kinds of water…

Salvador de Bahia, the cradle of Brazilian music

Salvador de Bahia is the capital of the state of Bahia and one of the major cities in Brazil. It is one of the main cultural centers in Brazil, making a trip to Salvador de Bahia a must thanks to the singular cultural diversity stemming from the mixture of Indian, European and African traditions, which are portrayed in the gastronomy, folklore and artisan production. The Bahia influence in Brazilian popular music is impressive: bossa nova, samba, Brazilian rock, forró, axé… It is no coincidence that many of the best popular musicians in Brazil are from Bahia: João Gilberto, Caetano Veloso,…

Five of the best restaurants of Bahian cuisine

Salvador da Bahia has one of most passionate culinary traditions in all of Brazil, thanks in large part to the huge African influence on its culture. The African customs (such as the use of dendê (palm) oil, a typical Bahian ingredient) are fused with European and also native traditions, resulting in intense and exotically-tropical dishes. From small bars on the beaches and streets of the city to sophisticated restaurants, there is a multifaceted and vast range of culinary options to go out for a meal in Bahia, with both local and international flavors. Yemanjá: The name of the restaurant honors…

Brazil, a country that has it all.

Experience the country of joy. From the minute the plane touches down, this magical place will draw a permanent smile on your face. Nature in its purest form, an exquisite respect for the environment, breathtaking beaches, a contagious joie de vivre that grows with every step, rich colonial architecture and the most colorful carnivals in the world. Let its charm cast a spell on you. Brazil has it all, it is all sensational. Pour yourself an ice-cold caipiroska and begin to dream. Let your imagination fly to the heights of the Corcovado mountain as the views of Ipanema and Copacabana…

Rio Vermelho, the vibrant Bohemian district of Salvador da Bahia

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Rio Vermelho is a district of Salvador da Bahia, known for its nightlife and Bohemian atmosphere. This district is full of live music, people and places to experience the city’s culinary delights. If Pelourinho is full of churches, the coastal district of Rio Vermelho is teeming with bars of all shapes and sizes, and, in recent years, it has become the great Bohemian bastion of Salvador da Bahia and a very important point in terms of the city’s nightlife: there are nightclubs, restaurants, pizzerias, sushi bars and a number of bars which open onto the street. It is located on…

The idyllic beaches of Salvador da Bahia

Salvador da Bahia has a coastline spanning 50 kilometers of tropical beaches, each of them with its own particular character which makes it almost unique. The beaches of the Cidade Baixa (Low City) are bathed in the endless Baía de Todos os Santos (All Saints’ Bay), while that those of the Cidade Alta (High City) receive the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The geographical location of some and others marks an important difference, but what characterizes their identity and makeup is the social and cultural activities that are organized on them. These are but a few of them: Porto da…

The biggest carnival in the world

Being in Salvador da Bahia during the six days before Ash Wednesday means being part of one of the biggest urban parties in the world: Carnival. Its 19 kilometer route is the most important street and festival explosion on the planet, even featuring in the Guinness Book of World Records (that of Rio de Janeiro holds the record for a closed venue). So travelers have no option: they either enjoy the carnival or pick another destination. The main attractions of this macro-event are the so-called Trios eléctricos, huge trucks with a spectacular show of light and sound, in which renowned…