Salvador

Overview

Salvador comes alive to the beat of the drums! With roots stemming from the African slave trade, over 85% of the people have close ties to the music they grew up with, and it is inherent in every part of Salvadorian culture.

The old part of Salvador rises up on the hillside from the more recent developments below. Here lies the charm of the city with its cobbled streets, colourful colonial houses and boutique hotels. Incredibly beautiful cathedrals (there seems to be one for every day of the year!) dominate the skyline and tree-lined streets attract locals who natter and giggle away, invariably playing some new and creative form of music.

It’s worth stopping off here before heading to the beach, and spending a few nights living barefoot amongst the friendly residents of this area in some very unusual properties that really fit in with the landscape.

Lightfoot Travel creates tailor-made itineraries to Salvador and throughout Brazil. Our travel designers have explored the region, sampled the activities, and stayed at the properties we use. So when we make a recommendation, you can trust that it’s based on firsthand experience.

Salvador Itineraries

Salvador Properties

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Casa do Amarelindo

Salvador, Brazil

Casa do Amarelindo is a charming little hotel just steps from the main square and churches of the historic Pelourinho district. Set within a beautifully restored colonial mansion in Salvador…

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Convento do Carmo

Salvador, Brazil

Convento do Carmo presents itself as the first historical and luxury hotel in Brazil. A former friary, it was constructed in 1586, and boasts outstanding colonial architecture, graceful furn…

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Fazenda da Lagoa

Salvador, Brazil

The Hotel Fazenda da Lagoa is a coconut farm in Southern Bahia. Situated between the sea and the Aliança River, it is nestled amongst the mangroves in a remote and quiet area. Protected fro…

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Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa

Salvador, Brazil

Uxua Casa Hotel and Spa features ten unique casas, which blend seamlessly into the historic centre of Trancoso, a small fishing village on Brazil’s southern Bahian coast. Four casas are…

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Villa Bahia Pousada

Salvador, Brazil

Villa Bahia Pousada is nestled in the heart of Salvador’s Pelourinho, the historic UNESCO-listed quarter of the city. Made up of two colonial mansions, beautifully converted into a luxury …

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