One of Salvador's best beaches--Farol da Barra--is just a 5-minute walk from this apart-hotel in the bustling Barra neighborhood. Stroll along the beach to the centuries-old lighthouse and fort. Inside the lighthouse, you'll find a small maritime museum. Ready to test the waters? The end of the beach closest to the lighthouse has protected pools; while the other end is surfer territory. After a day of sand and sea, sit back against the fort's ancient stone walls and drink a toast to the sunset.
For calmer, swimmable waters, head to Porto da Barra Beach, 0.7 km (0.4 mi) from Porto Farol Apart Hotel. This popular beach is located at the entrance to Baía de Todos os Santos ("Bay of All Saints"). Several years ago, the British newspaper The Guardian named Porto da Barra one of the top 10 beaches in the world. Visiting Salvador during its fantastic Carnival? The hotel is just a 5-minute walk from the Barra – Ondina carnival circuit, so step outside and join the party!
Before heading out to savor the city, enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet. The selection of more than 30 items includes Bahian specialties, fresh tropical fruits, and hot foods. The hotel's restaurant serves lunch and dinner, too. Need to chill out? Take a dip in the outdoor pool overlooking the sea. Porto Farol Apart Hotel also offers an array of conveniences, including a bi-lingual front desk, a business center, and a parking garage.
Convenient for families, the air-conditioned suites offer well-equipped kitchens, separate living rooms and bedrooms, and private balconies. Don't feel like cooking? Just order up room service (limited hours). Watch cable channels while enjoying your dinner, or catch up with friends back home via wireless Internet access (surcharge). Iron/ironing board, rollaway beds, cribs and rooms specially outfitted to accommodate guests with disabilities are available on request.