The City of Salvador da Bahia
The city of Salvador da Bahia in Brazil is known as the capital of joy due mostly to the hospitality of its people and warm welcome in the hotels.
The architectural landscape, culture, traditions and activities make the city a great tourist destination.
The carnival in Salvador is the most popular festival of the world joining nearly three million people. Visit the region and make an unforgettable stay at the hotels in Salvador.
The Pestana Group has 3 hotels in Bahia, including the first luxury historic hotel in Brazil.
Monuments and Points of Interest
The city's historic centre, recognized as a cultural heritage of humanity, and where the Hotel Pestana Convento do Carmo is located, still retains the same traits of its construction date. The colonial-style buildings of the Municipal Plaza, of the Largo S. Francisco or the Pelourinho will surely delight you. You can also see the Lacerda lift or the Barra Lighthouse. Since souvenirs are part of any trip, the Mercado Modelo is the ideal place to find them. The market is located in the Bairro Comércio (Trade borough) and is set-up of several shops filled with the most traditional Baiano crafts and two of the best Baiano restaurants in town. Salvador's beaches are world renowned for white sand and crystalline waters. The beach Praia Porto da Barra is probably the most famous in Salvador, for having a fantastic view over the Bay of All Saints. If you want to enjoy a hotel which is located minutes from the beach you can opt for Pestana Bahia or the Pestana Bahia Lodge.
Tastes of Salvador da Bahia
The traditional cuisine of Bahia is influenced by African roots. The stew is one of the main dishes of local cuisine. Tourists have many other options. In Salvador there are excellent restaurants offering regional dishes from Brazil as well as international cuisine.
How to Arrive
To get to Salvador da Bahia the best way is to use the Salvador International Airport. You can also opt for to use rail transports.