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Salvador and the Bahia Coast Travel Guide

Salvador and the Bahia Coast Top Experiences

Want to learn more about Salvador and the Bahia Coast? Read our in-depth articles on a variety of topics.


Capoeira: The Fight Dance

Dance and martial arts in one, capoeira is purely Brazilian. The early days of slavery often saw fights between Africans from rival tribes...


Beach Savvy

As a rule, the farther away from the downtown area, the better the beach in terms of water cleanliness and number of people, especially on weekends...


Eating Bahian

When African slaves arrived in Bahia, they added coconut milk, palm oil, and hot spices into Portuguese and Indian dishes, transforming them...


Carnival in Salvador: Brazil's Wildest Party

Jostling for first place beside Rio and Recife, Salvador is one of Brazil's Carnival kings. While it may have a reputation for being the country...


Afro-Brazilian Heritage

Of all of Brazil's states, Bahia has the strongest links with its African heritage. There are few other countries with such a symphony of skin...


A Bit of History

Portuguese navigator and explorer Pedro Alvares Cabral's first sight of Brazil—on Easter Sunday, April 22, 1500—was an isolated mountain of...


Spiritual Salvador

Evidence that Brazil is officially a Roman Catholic country can be found everywhere. There are beautiful churches and cathedrals across the...


Top Reasons to Go

Soak Up the Sun: Warm waters year-round and a continuous lineup of beautiful beaches from south to north make Bahia one of the premier destinations...

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