As the old capital of Brazil, Salvador has more to offer than meets the eye, situated in between wide beaches and tropical hills in the northeastern part of the country. For travellers who are looking for an easy-going holiday to a city of delight and happiness, Salvador, the "city of happiness," offers the great escape.
Many hotels and pousadas in Salvador range greatly, providing every type of traveller the maximum list of options for the best holiday in Brazil. A city with such a long history is home to some of the most unique and charming accommodations. An accommodation in Salvador is bound to be employed by some of the world's most carefree and easygoing people. Hotels in Salvador can range from BRL 136.00 like the Hotel San Marino located directly on Farol de Barra beach to BRL 587.00 like Zank Boutique Hotel, exhibiting a 19th Century residence that was converted into one of the most elegant hotels in Salvador. With such accommodations, a trip to Salvador is bound to be one for the records.
As one of the oldest cities in Brazil, Salvador offers an array of outdoor activities and entertainment that is bound to attract the weariest of travellers. With open-air parties around the city and a rich sense of architecture and history, a holiday in Salvador is more than relaxation, it's an experience to never forget. The centre of Salvador, frequently called the Pelourhino, is known around the country and even the world for its long-standing Portuguese architecture dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. In 1985, UNESCO declared this area to be a World Heritage Site, honouring Pelourhino's historical monuments and colonial architecture.
Much of the population's ancestry in Salvador can be dated back to Africa, where much of Salvador's cuisine and traditions are rooted. Capoeira classes are offered in many places around the city, which to this day teach a time-honoured form of African martial art. A holiday in Salvador isn't complete without encountering Salvador's spicy and flavourful food that has influences from typical African cuisine. Many of the beaches in Salvador differ from calm waters ideal for swimming and sailing, to open sea inlets that are sought after by surfers for the strong waves. In 2007, the British newspaper The Guardian labelled Porto de Barra Beach as the 3rd best beach in the world.
Many great hotels options in Salvador offer an eclectic sense of stay from a pousada, or guesthouse, to much bigger properties located directly on the Atlantic coast. So whether you're aiming to experience a beach getaway at one of the best beaches in the world, or to come face to face with some of the world's richest history, Salvador, Brazil presents all of your options.
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