"Capoeira, dancing, beaches, culture, & Love" Top 5 Page for this destination Salvador by Julissa2007

Salvador Travel Guide: 75 reviews and 192 photos

What do we celebrate today???

Cobble stones streets, Breathtaking sunsets, mouthwatering treats, warm ocean mist ,art, music, culture, and harsh reality. A depot where the past meets the present. And there seems to be a holiday being celebrated just about everyday of the week in Salvador. Pack light, but do bring a large appetite for one of the most memorable cultural experiences one may savour.

Shake your booty and stomp your Havaianas

Beaches during the week will be replenishing. Brief strolls, local goods shopping, and savory treats. On a Sunday afternoon, bask under the warm glowing sunset, while sipping a chilled beverage, shaking your "bunda" (rear end), and stomping your "Havaianas" (flipflops), to live Samba music with the locals.

Capoiera, Maculele and Samba do Roda

Bahia is home to Capoiera. As your days start speeding by during your visit you'll notice that, every other person is sporting these athletic uniform with the name of a group, or carrying a Berimbau, gathering in circles beating a tamberine or drum, moving rhythmically and singing and if you get a chance to peep within the circle you'll discover ... CAPOIERA!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A once in a lifetime experience. The people, their culture, music, and surrounding will embrace you.
  • Cons:Banks, Making calls, frequent theft and pickpockets, Beware of cute kids on the streets. Cold showers. Toilets. Wait a long time for EVERYTHING. Don't *** off police carry ID
  • In a nutshell:Bahia more Holidays, than days
  • Last visit to Salvador: Oct 2007
  • Intro Updated Nov 6, 2007
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