You don't have to have local knowledge to experience the true essence of Salvador, but you should know a few essential facts before you set off.
This city lies about 660 miles (1,062 kilometers) to the east of the national capital, Brasilia, and 16 miles (26 kilometers) southwest of Simoes Filho.
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Every remarkable journey begins with just one step — as well as a cozy place to lay your weary head! Organize your Salvador accommodations through Travelocity and you'll have 126 properties to select from.
Who doesn't like life's luxuries? If you want to indulge for a night or two, book a room at the Aram Yami Hotel (Rua Direita de Santo Antônio, 132) or the Monte Pascoal Praia Hotel (Av. Oceânica, 591). If you're simply after a cosy space to catch those Zs, don't stress! There are options for you too. The Porto Salvador Hotel (Rua Barao de Itapoan, 60) and the Pousada Suites do Pelo (Rua Frei Vicente, 39) are some pocket-friendly alternatives.
If you're thinking of exploring Forte de Santo Antonio da Barra, you might like to stay close by. The Hotel Sol Barra and the Grande Hotel da Barra are just an easy stroll away, so you can be sure you won't miss out on any action!
Stow your tray table, fasten your seatbelt and prepare to experience Salvador! Once you touch down at Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhaes International Airport (SSA), the happening main streets will be only 13 miles (21 kilometers) west of here.
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If your flight lands at Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhaes International Airport, you can pretty much rent a vehicle on the tarmac. A couple of the best options are Avis and Movida Rent A Car.
Why navigate a chaotic city landscape when you can rent a vehicle from a quiet neighborhood outlet? You'll come across Alamo Rent A Car at Av Amaralina 813 Amaralina in Amaralina which is just 0.1 miles (0.2 kilometers) from the heart of the city. You also have the option to check out the fleet at Sixt, located at Av Manoel Dias Da Silva, 1375.
While it can be quite exhilarating wandering off the beaten track when you're somewhere new, sometimes it's fun to do the touristy things to see what all the hype is about — like exploring Forte de Santo Antonio da Barra in Salvador.
So many places to see and so little time. If you want to experience the best of this city, add Porto da Barra Beach and Church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim to your travel itinerary. If you have an extra day to spare, swing by Sao Francisco Church and Convent of Salvador and Farol da Barra Beach too.
Take pleasure in the wide display of art at Museum of Modern Art. This renowned art museum is a lovely venue to pass some time. Want some more options? Find some locally made gifts for your friends back home and relax for a short while with a delicious snack at Mercado Modelo. But there's more. Looking to find some peace? Lie by the water at Boa Viagem Beach and enjoy the sea breeze on your face.
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So you've stuffed your Salvador travel itinerary with lots of fun adventures — that's great! If you're trying to find a few more things, here are some recommendations:
If you have explored the best of Salvador and have a few more days up your sleeve, don't worry. There are great attractions right around the corner. You may not know that you're only 40 miles (64 kilometers) away from Itacrimirim Beach. It's an ideal base point to get to Praia do Forte Beach. This attraction is frequented by tourists and locals alike.
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A restaurant and a bar/lounge are featured at this hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and airport shuttle. Valet parking, a garden, and express check-in are also offered.
This smoke-free property features a golf course, a full-service spa, and a nightclub. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 10 conference rooms, 24-hour business center, and airport shuttle. Enjoy a meal in one of the 6 restaurants and perks like free buffet breakfast and free self parking.
This smoke-free property features a private beach, a golf course, and a full-service spa. There's fun for all ages with a free kid's club and a children's pool, and supervised childcare is an added bonus. Enjoy a meal in one of the 5 restaurants and perks like free buffet breakfast and free self parking.
A restaurant and a bar/lounge are featured at this hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. Self parking, dry cleaning, and luggage storage are also offered.
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