Alpha Hostel Salvador

Rua Eduardo Diniz Gonalves 128 Barra, Salvador, State of Bahia, 40140310, Brazil
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  • Solo75
  • Business0

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Forum Posts

Taxi from salvador airport to Iberostar Bahia hotel?

by kaywoo

Hi, We'll be arriving from a long flight, via Sao Paolo on Saturday afternoon 13th Feb, which I understand is carneval!We will just want to get to the hotel asap.Unfortunately the hotel does not provide a shuttle service and has only offered telephone numbers of some companies.Can anyone recommend a good reliable company I could book in advance via the internet/email rather than leave it until we arrive?
Any advice much appreciated

Re: Taxi from salvador airport to Iberostar Bahia hotel?

by bahiana77

I am sure that there's a bored retired Mineiro or a Rio favelado that can get you that info. You are in such good hands that you certainly don't need my local input/info. If you decide you do, please PM me.

Travel Tips for Salvador da Bahia

New Year's Eve - Salvador Becomes One Big Party

by mircaskirca

On Reveillon (the New Year's Eve) Bahian capital Salvador becomes one big party. Although there are parties throughout the city, the main street celebrations happen in Barra district. They start in the early evening and continue until the early hours of the New Year's Day.

In front of the Farol da Barra (Bara Lighthouse) they build a huge stage where local stars perform. Streets are full of stalls selling traditional food and drink for all tastes. Thousands of people, most of them wearing white, are there ready for the longest night. Baianas on the beach in typical white dresses sing, dance and make offerings of flowers to Orixas (Candomble gods). New Year opens with synchronised fireworks at various points around the city that fill the sky with light and colour for 15 minutes.

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Bahian food

by realde14

Bahian food is some of the best in Brazil. Spicey and heavy, it will require a strong stomach and plenty of beer to wash down.

The typical ingredients are mix between African and Brazilian and include coconut oil, hot peppers and shrimp. Try the Macueca, which is a fish stew served in simmering clay pot.

Diving in and around Salvador

by mangueirense

For those of you who enjoy diving or snorkelling here are some diving operators in Salvador:

Dive Bahia
Av. Sete de Setembro, 3809 Porto da Barra-Salvador
Fone: (071) 264-3820 - E Mail:

Bahia Scuba
Av. Contorno, 1010, loja 12, Bahia Marina
E Mail:
Fax:(71)322-0044 / 9975-3839

Av. Otávio Mangabeira, 815, loja 15, Shopping Pituba Sol, Pituba Tel: (071)

Av.Garibaldi, 92, Garibaldi
Tels: (071) 245-6872 / 99836935

R. Prof. Lemos Brito, 28, 2.o andar, Barra
Tel: (071) 264-3111

R. da Paciência, 223,1.o andar, Rio Vermelho
Tel: (071) 264-3111
E Mail:

Av. Conceição da Praia, 26, Comércio
Tel: (071) 264-3111

Itaparica Island
The island...

by martinelli

Itaparica Island

The island itself (in front of Salvador) is not something to drool for, in my opinion. Not Itaparica (maybe Frades or Madre de Deus). But crossing the All Saint Bay back and forth is absolutely marvelous.
This is a picture of Salvador from the sea...

Picture borrowed from Udo Müller's site


by Subria

The airport of Salvador da Bahia has mainly domestic flights but also a few international departures, for example TAP daily to Lisbon or Condor weekly to Frankfurt. For flights within Brazil you can use Varig, TAM or the Low Cost Carrier GOL.
From the airport to the city center you have three options, taking a taxi is the fastest but also the most expensive. To save money take the executivo bus to Praca de Se or a local bus.


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