Discover a beauty and energy few cities on earth can match with a break in Salvador, Brazil. Boasting a vivacious and intoxicating mix of African and Brazilian cultures, this absolute gem of a destination will have you bewitched the moment you step from its hotels.
Salvador comes with lots of history too. Strolling amidst this pastel-painted Portuguese colonial capital you’ll encounter sumptuously adorned gilded churches and a raft of engaging museums. Be sure to return after dark when the cobblestone streets fill with the tantalising aromas of barbequing fish and hypnotic beats of drumming bands.
Heading across town, you’ll come upon the city’s thriving African spirit. Unique and beautifully preserved heritage from the days of slavery can be found around every corner—whether as exhilarating religious celebrations, mystical ceremonies, or food and music.
Then there’s Salvador’s truly ravishing coastline, where deserted slivers of powder sand and tropical islands floating on topaz seas all compete to lure discerning tan-toppers and divers.
Visit in late February or early March in your best sequined costume, and you’ll drink, smooch and samba till-you-drop during the dazzling frenzy of carnival. It’s a party like no other and Salvador proudly welcomes you to the biggest in the world! After a non-stop, caipirinha-infused night of drum-beating dancing fun, you’ll certainly need the welcoming embrace of your luxury Salvador hotel bed; especially if you’re planning to do it all over again the next day.