All in Salvador

Do's & Don'ts of Visiting Beaches in and Around Salvador, Brazil

 Beaches are a huge part of Brazilian culture. While in Rio, my friend Phenesse and I had grand plans of soaking up the sun and spending a lot of time on the beach while sipping caipirinhas. However, the rainy and cloudy weather disrupted those dreams. We traveled in December/January, which is the summer/rainy season in Rio. Needless to say, when we arrived in Salvador, we were on a mission to have our dream beach experience!

13 Culturally-Rich Things to Do in Salvador

During the transatlantic slave trade, millions of Africans were shipped to Brazil to work on sugar plantations, many of whom were sent to Bahia. To date, Brazil has the highest Black population outside of Africa. It was remarkable to witness the preservation and promotion of African culture in Bahia. Here are 13 things you should do to get a flavor of Salvador's culturally-rich heritage, categorized by neighborhood: