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Most popular areas in Salvador for 4-star hotels

You’ll find that central Salvador offers a selection of 4-star hotels within easy reach of the historic Pelourinho neighborhood. With its many beautifully preserved buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries, Pelourinho is one of the city’s most charming districts. You’ll also find 4-star hotels further from the center along the Salvador coastline in Barra and further west. Many of these are beach resort hotels overlooking golden, sandy beaches and the Atlantic Ocean. The area around the city’s international airport also has a selection of 4-star hotels.

Top 4-star hotels in Salvador

The Novotel Salvador Hangar Aeroporto Hotel is a 5-minute drive from Salvador International Airport and offers a free airport shuttle service. Great amenities include an outdoor pool and a fitness center. The Golden Tulip Salvador, a 20-minute drive from Pelourinho in the Morro do Conselho area, features stunning sea views. Leisure facilities include a pool, a tennis court, and a sauna. The Hotel Deville Prime’s 206 impressive, air-conditioned rooms have stylish furnishings. The hotel is a 40-minute drive from Pelourinho and a few minutes’ walk from the beach.

Where to find the best restaurants in Salvador

The best areas for restaurants in Salvador are in the center of the city in the neighborhoods of Pelourinho and Comércio. Salvador’s cuisine combines strong African influences with spicy Brazilian flavors. You can also find many restaurants serving dishes from around the world, including Portuguese, Italian, and Chinese. Sample some of the local cuisine with dishes like creppe de tapioca, delicious crepes that come with a huge choice of sweet or savory fillings. Moqueca Bahiana is a delicious fish stew cooked in coconut milk and spices.

The most popular things to do in Salvador

Learn more about Salvador’s, and Brazil’s, rich African heritage at the Museu Afro-Brasileiro. The museum has an excellent collection of African-style arts and crafts such as ornate wooden carvings, woven basketware and ceramics. Housed in the same building, the Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia includes artifacts made by Brazil’s indigenous people including elaborate head dresses, bows and arrows, and pre-colonial pottery. The Plano Inclinado Gonçalves is a funicular railway opened in 1874 that has been completely restored. It travels up the steep incline between the Comércio and Cidade Alta districts of the city and offers excellent views. Pick up everything from jewelry and crafts, to leather goods and artworks, at the Mercado Modelo. This bustling market is set in an handsome Neo-Classical building from the 19th century is also a great place to dine.

Best ways to get around Salvador

Salvador does have a small metro railway in operation, but it only has 8 stops, so if you’re planning on using public transit, the best choice is the extensive network of bus routes that run throughout the city. In Salvador, you enter the buses from the back door, where you pay the fare, and alight from the front. Taxis are widely available in the city. Some have meters, which may or may not be used, so it’s a good idea to agree on a fare at the start of your journey.