Colorful house in Santo Antônio

Where to Stay in Salvador

Trying to figure out where to stay in Salvador? There are a dizzying array of lodging choices in Salvador. I have done this more times than I care to count. You are not alone....

People on the beach at Porto da Barra beach in Salvador.

Neighborhood Review: Barra, Salvador

My husband and I have a saying, “Barra tem tudo” (“Barra has everything”).  We live in Barra, and before buying our apartment looked at a bunch of other neighborhoods, but kept coming back to...

Small garden space with mosiac tile floor and table and chairs

Review: Estrela do Mar Pousada

I stayed in Pousada Estrela do Mar my very first trip to Salvador so it will always have a special place in my heart. It is this pousada where I roomed with the woman who,...

Man in hotel room

Review: Hit Hotel

The Hit Hotel in Barra, Salvador is located at the port of Barra, a fantastic location, right on the Orla across from the famous Porto da Barra beach. When you leave the hotel you...

Man relaxing in hammock

Review: Pousada Papaya Verde

When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade — or, in our case, green papaya juice. Our (mis)adventure started when we had our apartment painted and the strong smell of fumes drove us out...

Rent an apartment in Salvador

How to rent an apartment in Salvador?

Even before the sharing economy became a thing, people were renting apartments in Salvador. What I personally love about renting an apartment is that not only do you get your own space, but you...

Pousada

Cheap places to stay in Salvador

Salvador, by and large, is not an expensive place to stay — but cheap and expensive are all in the eye of the beholder. And if you are a true budget traveler, you can...

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