Salvador and the Bahia Coast Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Salvador and the Bahia Coast - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Salvador 27

Boipeba 5

Parque Nacional Chapada Diamantina 5

Lençois 5

The Marau Peninsula 4

Cachoeira 3

Praia do Forte 3

Arraial d'Ajuda 3

North Coast Beaches 2

Itacare 1

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Barra do Jacuípe

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A river runs down to the ocean at this long, wide, pristine beach lined with coconut palms, where the beachfront snack bars provide the...

Boca da Barra

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The closest beach to Boipeba's small town, Velha Boipeba, is also the island's busiest, dotted with pousadas and beachfront restaurants...

Cachoeira da Fumaça

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

One of the most popular hikes in the national park leads to the country's tallest waterfall, 1,312-foot Cachoeira da Fumaça (Smoke Waterfall...

Cachoeira de Buracão

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

Considered by many to be one of the most stunning waterfalls in Brazil, Buracão may not be easy to get to, but it is defintitely worth...

Cachoeira de Tremembé

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

One of the best ways to explore the peninsula is to join a boat trip or hire a private boat to explore the tropical islands, verdant...

Casa do Rio Vermelho

  • House/Mansion/Villa

Dedicated to the life and work of Salvador’s favorite son, author Jorge Amado, this museum is one of the city’s star attractions...

Catedral Basílica

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Recognized as one of the richest examples of baroque architecture in Brazil, this 17th-century masterpiece is a must-visit. The masonry...

Centro Cultural Dannemann

  • Arts/Performance Venue

Cross over the rustic wooden bridge to the small town of São Félix set across the water to pay a visit to Centro Cultural Dannemann.

Centro Cultural da Irmandade da Boa Morte

  • Museum/Gallery

Restored in 2014 after a R$900,000 investment, this small museum located inside the Sisterhood of Good Death's headquarters displays...

Elevador Lacerda

  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

For a few centavos, ascend 236 feet in about a minute in the world's first urban elevator, which runs between Praça Visconde de Cayrú...

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