The party atmosphere lasts all year round, in the surroundings of 50 km of gorgeous beaches. There is also a great diversity of cultures and creeds, with more than thirty Catholic churches rubbing shoulders with the sacred rites of the African animist religion known as Candomblé.
Options around Salvador State
A must-see for all visitors
Beautiful old-world charm – most who come to Salvador certainly visit Pelourinho, also known as “Pelô” to its visitors and people who live there.
Praia do Forte
The ‘Brazilian Polynesia’
Retaining village charm, so much so that it was nicknamed the “Brazilian Polynesia”. Praia do Forte is located north of Salvador on Bahia`s Miracle Coast. The resort town/fishing village site has 12 km of beaches and many leisure options.
Morro de Sao Paulo
The little island with crystal clear waters
The beaches of Morro de Sao Paulo do not have names but numbers. It will only go so long: the first, second, third, fourth. One more beautiful than the other. To complete the island – is a village founded in 1535, with a strong and many historic attractions.
Being an island, there is no vehicular access to Morro de São Paulo. Until recently, tractors for garbage collection, transportation of heavy materials, tours to distant beaches and to and from pousadas on the Fourth Beach were the only motorized vehicles allowed. Today however, although vehicles are not permitted on the beaches and main roads, there are buggy-taxis on the roads that parallel the beaches, through Zimbo, Campo da Mangaba and the Gamboa village.
Cabral’s first landing
Porto Seguro is the place where Cabral ( the portuguese who discovered Brazil ) first landed in 1500, that makes Porto Seguro one of the most important places in the Brazilian history, and since 1973 is a National Historic Patrimony.
This is such a must-visit location in Brazil that if you are staying in Salvador, Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo for your Holiday . The best ways to travel to Porto Seguro are by airplane or by bus / coach.
Porto Seguro has its own international airport which as well as flights directly into the country from Europe has regular connecting flights to and from Salvador, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. In fact, Porto Seguro has over 54 domestic flights a week to and from various locations in Brazil.