Salvador, the "capital of happiness," offers a wealth of beautiful beaches, and Marazul Hotel is directly across from one of the best: Porto da Barra, on Todos os Santos Bay. Here, you can swim in the calm, clear waters, then soak up the sun on the light-golden sands. Be sure to stay around for the spectacular sunset over the sea. Just a short walk farther, Farol da Barra Beach features a picturesque lighthouse with a museum. The end of the beach closest to the lighthouse is rocky, with protected pools; while the other end is surfer territory. You'll also be just 5 km (3 mi) from Pelourinho, the historical heart of Salvador and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Whether you're heading to the city or shore, you can start your day with a complimentary breakfast buffet, including pastries, eggs, coffee, and the freshest local fruit. Take time for a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool overlooking the bay. If you have a little extra energy, you can stop by the fitness center for a healthy workout, then soothe your muscles in the sauna. Marazul Hotel also offers an international restaurant, and you can order room service 24 hours a day. Need to catch up on work or print out your boarding pass? A business center is available for your convenience.
Guestrooms offer air-conditioned comfort, along with views of the bay, pool, or neighborhood. You can watch cable channels on the flat-screen TV, or catch up with friends back home via complimentary high-speed Internet access. Minibars and in-room safes are provided, too. Bathrooms come with hair dryers and makeup/shaving mirrors. Windows open to the fresh sea air and gentle breezes…perfect for drifting off to dreamland.