Discover the relaxing area of Salvador—beaches, entertainment choices, and top sights from São Francisco Church and Convent of Salvador to Fonte Nova Stadium.

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Beaches, Live Music and Museums

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Where to stay in Salvador

Barra
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Barra

Beaches, Dancing, Live Music

Barra is a neighborhood that welcomes all visitors. The neighborhood's charm comes through with its small-town vibe. Many visitors come to enjoy the natural beauty of the beaches, while others visit for the local historic landmarks.

Rio Vermelho
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Rio Vermelho

Beaches, Tours, Live Music

The Rio Vermelho neighborhood welcomes visitors with convenient options for restaurants. Many visitors come to enjoy the natural beauty of the beaches.

Pelourinho
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Pelourinho

Museums, Monuments, Historical Buildings

The soul of Salvador’s Historic Center is a vibrant district of cobblestone streets framed by ancient churches, colonial mansions, museums and cultural centers.

Itapua
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Itapua

Natural Parks, Skyscrapers, Beaches

Itapua is a welcoming neighborhood. The beaches and gardens showcase the area's natural beauty.

Ondina
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Ondina

Festivals, Swimming, Beaches

Ondina is a welcoming neighborhood. The neighborhood has many appealing features, among them its friendly people and festivals. Many visitors come to enjoy the natural beauty of the beaches.

Santo Antonio
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Santo Antonio

Live Music, Museums, Historical Buildings

Santo Antonio is a welcoming neighborhood. The neighborhood has many charming qualities, its rich culture among the more noteworthy. Broaden your horizons with the local historic landmarks.

Top Hotels in Salvador

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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ibis Salvador Airport
2.5 out of 5
1a Travessa Luiz Viana Filho 13145, Salvador
$43/night
Aug 10 - Aug 11
4/5Very Good! (370 reviews)

"Pillow too high - internet kept breaking down - Staff would not post a letter for me - Food not great But it may suit some tastes!!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2019

ibis Salvador Airport
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Novotel Salvador Rio Vermelho
4 out of 5
Rua Monte Conselho, 505, Salvador
$55/night
Aug 7 - Aug 8
3.7/5Good! (728 reviews)
Good value for price

"Safe location with beautiful view and plenty to do within walking distance. Great breakfast. Solid service. Good value for price."…"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2019

Novotel Salvador Rio Vermelho
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Fiesta Bahia Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Av. Antônio Carlos Magalhães, 741, Salvador
$53/night
Jul 31 - Aug 1
4.4/5Excellent! (459 reviews)
Great service at this Gem.

"Amazing service at this gem!!! The checkin service worried me a little bit as I had a not so good experience with not so prepared persons. After that, everything went smooth. Great Breakfast and great service"…"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2019

Fiesta Bahia Hotel

Popular things to do in Salvador

Farol da Barra Beach
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Farol da Barra Beach

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Farol da Barra Beach, a popular beach in Salvador. Stroll along the area's seaside or simply enjoy its restaurants.

Porto da Barra Beach
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Porto da Barra Beach

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Porto da Barra Beach, a popular beach in Salvador. Take in the entertainment venues in this relaxing area.

Church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim
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Church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim

Church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim is a well-known landmark worth seeing in Salvador. Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in the area.

Fonte Nova Stadium
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Fonte Nova Stadium

Catch an event at Fonte Nova Stadium during your trip to Centro. Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in the area.

São Francisco Church and Convent of Salvador
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São Francisco Church and Convent of Salvador

São Francisco Church and Convent of Salvador is a well-known landmark worth seeing in Centro. Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in the area.

Museum of Modern Art of Bahia
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Museum of Modern Art of Bahia

Study the exhibits at Museum of Modern Art of Bahia, a popular museum in Centro. Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in the area.

Top activities in Salvador

Schooner Island Tour
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Schooner Island Tour

$49

Hop on a schooner to explore the Bay of All Saints, and get a chance to discover the appeal of this popular getaway for Salvador's inhabitants. Go for a swim in the warm waters at Ilha dos Frades before cruising off to the famous island of Itaparica.

Morro de São Paulo Beach Tour
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Morro de São Paulo Beach Tour

$87

Visit the idyllic village of Morro de São Paulo, one of Bahia's best destinations, and see the paradisiacal beaches on the island of Tihnaré. Admire the tide pools and crystal-clear waters along this spectacular stretch of the Brazilian coast as you relax on the sandy shores.

Bahia by Night Dinner Show
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Bahia by Night Dinner Show

$93

Lose yourself in a night of magic, mystery, and amusement in Bahia with a show that highlights Brazil's traditional culture and entertainment. Relish a dinner with some of the region's main specialties, and admire the performances with folk elements exploring the country's Afro-Brazilian roots.

Mangue Seco Day Trip: Boat Ride, Sand Dunes and Swimming
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Mangue Seco Day Trip: Boat Ride, Sand Dunes and Swimming

$79

Journey to Mangue Seco, a tiny fisherman village of 200 inhabitants, famous for its natural beauty and deserted strips of sand. Cross a river in a canoe, ride over sand dunes in an off-road buggy, and grab a siesta in a hammock to finish off your tour of one Bahia’s most scenic areas.

Praia Do Forte Tour
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Praia Do Forte Tour

$49

Venture to the paradisiacal beach of Praia do Forte and see the clear waters, white sands, and tropical climate that helped earn its reputation as the Brazilian Polynesia. Learn about Projeto TAMAR, the ambitious sea turtle conservation effort, and relax under the palms of Praia Guarajuba.

Historical City Tour
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Historical City Tour

$34

Hit the streets of Salvador's historic downtown and learn about the city's rich history, beautiful architecture, and vibrant culture. Led by professional guides, this tour will take you to the remarkable Barra Lighthouse, Teatro Castro Alves, Forte de São Pedro, and Praça Castro Alves.

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