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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Cachoeira da Fumaça

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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 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

  • Educational Institution

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

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.

Forte de Santo Antônio da Barra

  • Museum/Gallery

A symbol of Salvador, St. Anthony's Fort has stood guard over Salvador since its construction in 1534, and is recognized as Brazil's...

Lapa Doce Cave

  • Cave

A 15-minute hike takes you down to the mouth of the Lapa Doce cave, where you will see a stunning collection of large stalagmites, stalactites...

Morro de Pai Inácio

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

The icon of Chapada Diamantina, this tabletop mountain sits at 1,120 meters (3,675 feet) above sea level and provides a spectacular 360-degree...

Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia (MAM)

  • Museum/Gallery

When Italian-Brazilian modernist architect Lina do Bardi set about transforming this 17th-century private fazenda overlooking the sea,...

Papa Gente

  • Beach–Sight

Swim or snorkel in the crystal clear (and safe) waters of the Papa Gente, a 3-meter- (10-foot-) deep natural pool formed by reefs at...

Parque Nacional Chapada Diamantina

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

Established in 1985, the 1,520-square-km (593-square-mile) national park is one of the most scenic places in Brazil. Here you can find...

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