Everything you need to know about Salvador

The basics

Arrive in confidence because you know the basics. Pick up must-know tips for local ride-sharing options, getting a SIM chip, ATMs you can use, and tons more.

Where to stay

Discover which is the right neighborhood for you, check out hotel and pousada reviews, and get recommendations on how to beat AirBnB prices on rentals.

What to do

From the best shows to the best beaches and beyond. Stunning nature, state-of-the-art museums, and world heritage sites — explore all that Salvador has to offer.

Let me be your guide

Hi I’m Jen.

I am an American who has been living in Salvador for the past few years, taking advantage of every moment I can to learn as much as possible about these amazing people and incredibly rich culture.

Being married to a musician, I’ve jumped in exactly as you’d imagine — by learning to play an instrument. Here I am playing surdo for the city mayor at the opening of the Carnival Museum in 2018.

My husband and I been helping visitors to our lovely city for years get oriented and have magical experiences. We were even featured on the French television show Échappées belles in a special about Salvador in January 2019.

Welcome to Salvador Guidebook and bem vindo a Salvador!

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