Set amid lush tropical gardens and renovated in 2011, Villetta Dunas is just 2 km (1.2 mi) from Salvador's famous Itapua Beach, with its picture-perfect lighthouse. One side of the beach is lapped by calm, reef-protected waters; on the other side, powerful, unprotected Atlantic waves draw local surfers--and those who love to watch this exciting sport. Guests can also spend a day at Jaguaribe Beach, 3 km (1.8 mi) from Villetta Dunas. Here, the sea is relatively calm, and natural pools form during low tide. At both beaches, kiosks sell local snacks, fresh seafood, and ice-cold beer. Also within easy reach: Parque Dunas Do Abaeté, a natural preserve with towering white-sand dunes and blue lagoons. Salvador's city center, including the historical Pelourinho district, is about 20 km (12.4 mi) away, across the peninsula. Arriving in Salvador by plane? The international airport is only a 5-minute drive from the hotel.
Guests can while away a lazy afternoon by the 2-story hotel's outdoor pool, complete with solarium. Kids can work off extra energy at the on-site playground. Hotel staff is happy to assist with tours and tickets. Evenings, gather for a barbecue under the stars or venture out to one of the nearby restaurants. Guest secure covered parking is complimentary. Wireless internet access is available (surcharge).
All guestrooms provide the modern comforts of air-conditioning and television with DVD player. Units feature a kitchenette and are fully equipped with all one might need, including a full-sized refrigerator, cooking facilities, microwave, cookware and utensils, kitchen linens, and coffee/tea maker. Wireless internet access is available (surcharge).