With sleek, space-age design and a location just meters from the beautiful beach of Jaguaribe on Salvador's Atlantic coast, Cocoon Hotel & Lounge is an ideal destination for relaxing in style. Sunbathe, mingle with the locals, or cool off in the calm waters off this stretch of coastline. Or indulge in a little retail therapy at the nearby mall.
The historic district of Pelourinho, about a 40-minute bus ride away, is a can't-miss day-trip - and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhaes International Airport (SSA) is a convenient 12 km (8 mi) away.
After a fun day of sightseeing or sunbathing, guests return to Cocoon Hotel & Lounge to unwind by the outdoor pool area, where bold orange loungers add a warm pop of color to the futuristic cool. At night, color-changing lights lend a club-like vibe. This 4-star design hotel features substance as well as style, though, using recycled materials like aluminum cans as surprisingly sophisticated accents. (Some pieces are even available for purchase.)
The pool area also makes for soothing views from the bar, where guests can kick back on the patio with a tropical drink or a pre-dinner aperitif. The adjacent restaurant, popular for great Italian fare, also serves guests a complimentary buffet breakfast each day. Room service is available during limited hours.
Guest accommodations continue the hip, streamlined feel. Up-lit beds seem to float above the wood floors, and bathrooms are set behind sliding mirrored doors. LCD TVs offer cable channels, and complimentary wireless Internet access makes it easy to share photos of the Salvador holiday with friends. Hair dryers are provided. Guestrooms are, of course, air-conditioned, so visitors may rest comfortably.