Barra Praia Hotel

Av. Almirante Marques de Leao no 172 - Barra, Salvador, State of Bahia, 40140230, Brazil
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Salvado to Itacaré

by pascale_paris

Hi everybody,

I will have to go from Salvador to Itacaré in July. I found out that the trip by bus takes 7 hours, that's ok. But do you know from where the bus leaves Salvador and at what time ?
Thank you for this information,


Re: Salvado to Itacaré

by bahiana77

The bus leaves from the rodoviaria across the street from the big mall, Shopping Iguatemi. There are frequent local buses and executivos from Barra; leave about an hour to get there in traffic. Walk over the passarela (pedestrian overpass) from the mall side to the bus station.
(Do not mistake the local short distance bus terminal in the middle of the street for the long distance one on the other side.)
The easiest thing to do is to ask your hotel/hostel/pousada to call the bus station to make a reservation. Leave the money for the ticket with the desk clerk--and for an extra R$3, the ticket will be delivered within hours, saving you a lot of valuable tourist/beach time.
One good idea is to take the night bus (leito or semi-leito). They are quite comfortable, with ac (take something long sleeved), seats that go all the way back, foot rests and pillows and blankets supplied. They may stop a few times along the way at bus stations that may be open but pretty deserted, so take some water and maybe some snacks.
Have fun.

Re: Salvado to Itacaré

by schnaider

Hi Pascale! Its a pitty we didnt meet in Paris, but thats life... Bus leaves from the Salvador Rodoviaria (bus terminal) near the mall... from the airport there is a 30 min drive. Last time i took it to Itacare it left the busstation at 10:30 pm, name of the company is Viacao Asa Branca.
best regards, Schnai

Re: Salvado to Itacaré

by SaoPaulo-Dude

I was once in Itacare,

I took a flight from Salvador to Ilheus, and car ride was about 40 minutes.

I stayed in Burundanga Pousada

Brurundanga itself would've been worth the trip.....

You must do Rafting, you can't go to itacare without rafting....If I am wrong sue me....

Talk to the people from Burundanga and they will put in touch with a guy called Paulo (if I am not mistaken).

You ought write about Itacare....

Travel Tips for Salvador da Bahia


by toonsarah

Moqueca is a traditional Brazilian seafood stew. It basically consists of fish, onions, garlic, tomatoes, cilantro, chilli pepper and additional ingredients depending on the region. It is cooked slowly, with no water added. In Salvador many restaurants serve the regional variation, Moqueca Baiana. This is, unsurprisingly, strongly influenced by African cuisine. In addition to the basic ingredients listed above, palm oil (dendê) and coconut milk are added.

It is normal for this to be served in two-person portions. I was keen to try it, whereas Chris (not fond of fish) was not, but we found a restaurant in Pelorinho where one of the choices was an octopus Moqueca Baiana. This Chris agreed to try, and although it wasn’t his favourite meal of the holiday, it made a tasty lunch washed down with a local beer, and we both enjoyed the friendly atmosphere in the family-run restaurant.

Lots of Sun Block

by noelle-on-tour

small bags, shorts and t-shirts and sandals almost every place you go day or night always casual, shorts and tees. Very hot in dezember, january, march and april the weather is not so hot, but salvador always is warm and suny take the usual medical supplies, tylenol, aspirin, repelent, stomach digestive, lots films

The statues of Orixás, deities...

by msp_ssa

The statues of Orixás, deities of the Candomblé religion, in the Dique do Tororó are cool. The statues are in a circle with a fountain placed in the middle that sends up this verticle mist of water. The statues really come to life, especially at night. The area probably isn't too safe for tourists at night, but you will see a lot of locals hanging out in the early evening there. The Dique or reservoir is in the neighborhood of Tororó and Avenida Vasco da Gama runs along the side closest to the statues.

French Quartier

by martinelli about French Quartier

If you like good quality jazz and a nice view to the ocean and don't mind paying a bit more money for a pleasant night, this is your place. It gets very crowded from thursday to sunday, so I recommend you get there before 22h.

Check their site or call to see what's the musical attraction of the night. There is always a good thing going on... I recommend you dress yourself up a bit better before going there. Nothing fancy, but sober. And take a coat with you, the air conditioning is severe.

Dadá's Smile, must be inspired by the moqueca! :-)

by sunlovey about Sorriso da Dadá

Cool, colorful and funky atmosphere, Sorriso da Dada exists in an old house in the heart of Pelourinho...

There are individual little rooms that create a cozy/warm atmosphere... Tim and I decided that we were sat in the "Gringo" room- back in the very back... Cool room though, with a big mural of Dada herself with that famous smile!

The service was good enough... The menu featured traditional Bahian offerings. Let's see, Tim had chicken in a banana cream sauce... was quite nice and tasty!

And yes, I had moqueca... see my general tip for the recipe!

The portions were pretty huge, we couldn't finish them.

We drank caipirinhas of course... they were strong as heck here.


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