Salvador travel guide

Salvador tourism | Salvador guide

You're Going to Love Salvador

The historic capital of colonial Brazil, Salvador is the center of the Afro-Brazilian world. Filled with 18th-century architecture and pulsating with dance and music, it's a city that is easy to dive into but hard to escape.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Salvador

When to Visit Salvador

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June is the time to visit if you want to experience Salvador's major festivals. Aside from that, most tourists tend to avoid the summer heat. October and November are excellent times to visit for fine weather.

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How to Get to Salvador

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Where to Stay in Salvador

Central Salvador is the place to stay, where leading luxury options include Aram Yami Hotel, the Hotel Baia do Sol, and Bahia Cafe Hotel.

Popular Neighborhoods in Salvador

Where to stay in popular areas of Salvador

Most booked hotels in Salvador

How to Get Around Salvador

The Cost of Living in Salvador

Shopping Streets

The Old Town is a great place to hunt for craft products and artworks, while malls like Shopping da Bahia and Salvador Shopping have a huge array of international and domestic brands on offer.

Groceries and Other

Supermarkets include Walmart Brasil and Supermercado Bompreço. Expect to pay around R$11 for a gallon of milk.

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Where to Eat in Salvador

Food is a huge attraction in Salvador. Restaurante do SENAC is a great place to find Bahian specialties while Cafélier offers fine views. Expect to pay around R$20 for a good meal, but much less for street food.