Brazil began in Bahia and nowadays, the state is a melting pot of Portuguese and African influences. Salvador, the state capital, is a captivating city rich in history, colourful architecture and intoxicating sounds, coming alive during the famous Carnival. Besides the charming Salvador, in its interior Bahia surprises travellers with dramatic landscapes like the ones you will find in Chapada Diamantina, a must destinations if you like nature, the outdoors and hiking. So why not challenge yourself and take on the stunning Pati Valley Trek? NOt only will you accomplish one of Brazil’s most beautiful hikes but you will also have the opportunity to meet interesting natives as accommodation during the trek is in local residents’ houses.
But Bahia’s most stunning beauty is the sea. The state has undoubtedly Brazil’s best beach destinations! Charming fishermen’s villages and 900 km of unspoilt coastline. Some have are busier than others but you can still find deserted beaches where the only sound you will hear is that of the sea and nature. Think of paradisiacal places like Corumbau, Itacaré, Marau Peninsula, Boipeba Island, Morro de São Paulo to mention just a few. Some might take a bit more effort to reach but we promise it will be totally worth it!
Accommodation in Bahia ranges from resort-style properties in the more touristic areas to upmarket boutique hotels or more traditional and simple pousadas. This offers a great variety for all types of travellers and budgets. But no matter where you stay, it is Bahia’s beauty and friendliness of its people that will make an indelible mark in your memory!