Where to go in Salvador and Bahia
List of regions
Chapada Diamantina, in the Salvador hinterland, is one of Bahia's most beguiling national parks. Trekking and horse riding are two popular activities in the lofty ‘Diamond Hills' - as Chapada Diamantina means in Portuguese, named after the diamonds discovered there in the 19th century.
Boipeba is a tranquil island in the remote Tinharé archipelago, on the Dendê Coast in the south of Bahia state. Rainforest, sand dunes, mangroves and palm-lined beaches contribute to the lovely escapist feel of this island, which is known as an important habitat for turtles.
Salvador - Bahia's sultry and sassy capital - is often included in tailor-made Brazil tours, owing to its colonial heritage, African-Brazilian culture and proximity to some of the country's very best beaches. The city is sometimes referred to as ‘Africa in exile' and this has contributed to Salvado…
Bahia has one of Brazil's longest and most spectacular stretches of coastline, lined with mile upon mile of white sand beaches. Bahia's beaches attracts fun-loving Brazilians and overseas tourists alike, though thanks to its size, it's easy to get away from you crowds should you so wish - to find s…