Salvador, Brazil
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  • Wish Hotel da Bahia

    Wish Hotel da Bahia

    5-star
    VIP

    Politeama0.9 miles to city centre

    Guest rating8.8.Fabulous309 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Wish Hotel da Bahia
  • Zank by Toque Hotel

    Zank by Toque Hotel

    4.5-star

    Rio Vermelho2.7 miles to city centre

    Guest rating8.8.Fabulous125 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Zank by Toque Hotel
  • Fera Palace Hotel

    Fera Palace Hotel

    4.5-star

    Salvador Centro0.1 miles to city centre

    Guest rating9.0.Superb160 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Fera Palace Hotel
  • Vila Gale Salvador

    Vila Gale Salvador

    4.5-star

    Jardim Apipema2.4 miles to city centre

    Guest rating8.2.Very Good253 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Vila Gale Salvador
  • Hotel Fasano Salvador

    Hotel Fasano Salvador

    5-star
    VIP

    Salvador Centro0.2 miles to city centre

    Guest rating9.4.Exceptional140 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Hotel Fasano Salvador
  • Grand Palladium Imbassai Resort and Spa - All Inclusive

    Grand Palladium Imbassai Resort and Spa - All Inclusive

    4.5-star
    VIP

    Guarajuba Centro50.7 miles to city centre

    Guest rating8.2.Very Good180 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Grand Palladium Imbassai Resort and Spa - All Inclusive
  • Iberostar Bahia Hotel All Inclusive

    Iberostar Bahia Hotel All Inclusive

    4.5-star

    Guarajuba Centro46 miles to city centre

    Guest rating8.6.Fabulous370 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Iberostar Bahia Hotel All Inclusive
  • Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte All Inclusive

    Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte All Inclusive

    5-star

    Guarajuba Centro45.9 miles to city centre

    Guest rating8.6.Fabulous328 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte All Inclusive
  • Tivoli Ecoresort Praia Do Forte

    Tivoli Ecoresort Praia Do Forte

    4.5-star

    Guarajuba Centro43.2 miles to city centre

    Guest rating9.0.Superb192 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Tivoli Ecoresort Praia Do Forte
  • Vila Galé Resort Marés - All Inclusive

    Vila Galé Resort Marés - All Inclusive

    4.5-star

    Guarajuba Centro38.6 miles to city centre

    Guest rating8.2.Very Good224 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Vila Galé Resort Marés - All Inclusive
  • Sauipe Premium Brisa – All Inclusive

    Sauipe Premium Brisa – All Inclusive

    4.5-star
    VIP

    Guarajuba Centro54.6 miles to city centre

    Guest rating8.0.Very Good64 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Sauipe Premium Brisa – All Inclusive
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Most popular areas in Salvador for 5-star hotels

Salvador is Brazil’s 3rd-largest city and it has a well-developed hotel industry both in its center and by the beaches that run along the coast. The city’s historic San Antonio or Pelourinho districts, home to colorful colonial buildings and gold-domed churches, have a good selection of 5-star hotels. Here, you can immerse yourself in Salvador’s Afro-Brazilian culture – think impromptu capoeira dances and carnival vibes filling the bars and restaurants. The coast around Salvador has many beaches with soft white sands and you’ll find hotels luxury overlooking the ocean in the Barra

Top 5-star hotels in Salvador

The Grand Palladium Imbassai Resort and Spa is set 200 meters back from a white, sandy beach and is a 90-minute drive from central Salvador. The hotel has 3 exquisite restaurants and an exclusive spa and wellness center. Vila Gale Salvador has a seafront location just a 20-minute drive from Pelourinho. The hotel has an outdoor pool with a jetted tub and there’s free WiFi. The Sheraton da Bahia Hotel is in the center of Salvador, near the historic Pelourinho neighborhood. The hotel’s elegant rooms feature stylish furnishings.

Where to find the best restaurants in Salvador

You’ll find a great selection of restaurants in the center of town in neighborhoods such as Pelourinho and Comércio. Food in Salvador combines African and Brazilian influences, and you can also find city restaurants serving a wide variety of cuisines from around the world including French, Italian, and Japanese. Look out for moqueca Bahiana, a fish stew slowly cooked so that its broth has an amazing intensity of flavor. Also well worth a try is deliciously sweet cocada, a decadent mix of grated coconut and condensed milk with spices.

The most popular things to do in Salvador

Visit the Praia Porto da Barra beach, a stretch of soft sand not far from the city center and overlooking the Atlantic, a popular spot with both locals and visitors. The sea is crystal-clear here and the swimming is good, with a variety of water sports available including surfing on offer. Just along the coast from the Praia Porto da Barra is the Forte de Santo Antônio da Barra, dating from 1698, offering excellent views out to sea, and home to the Museu Náutico da Bahia. The museum includes exhibits on Salvador’s maritime past. If you’re in the mood for some shopping, visit the Mercado Modelo. Set in a handsome, Neo-Classical building, this market has more than 250 shops as well as a fine range of restaurants. You’ll find some great bargains here on local crafts, arts, jewelry, and leather goods.

Best ways to get around Salvador

The center of Salvador is built on 2 levels and you can easily get from one to the other via the Elevador Lacerda. This gorgeous Art Deco elevator will whisk you up some 240 feet in 30 seconds. The city has a good network of buses. You enter from the back of the bus, where you pay for your ticket, and leave from the front of the vehicle. The city also has a limited metro rail service with 8 stops. Taxis are widely available and it’s advisable to agree the fare in advance.

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