Hostel Porto Salvador

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Rua Barao de Itapua 60, Barra, Salvador, State of Bahia, 40140-060, Brazil
Hostel Porto Salvador
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morro de sao paolo

by hillelarkin

Someone reccommended me to spend couple of night in Morro de Sao Paolo (instead of afull week in Salvador de Bahia.
First, I looked at the map and the island is very close to Sao Paolo, but the only way to get there (plane or boat) is from Salvador. Am I right?
Then, I wander if someone can share experience on this place, like what to do (besides continous parties on the 2nd beach..), good accommodation (50-75 USD per rroom per night), how to move from place to place (no cars there..) etc.

Re: morro de sao paolo

by cachaseiro

morro de sao paolo is quite a distance from salvador, but you have fast ferries these days so the trip can be done in 2-3 hours if i remember right.
you can also fly there as they have a small airstrip on the island.

getting around the place is easy as it's so small that yo can easily walk around.
if you want to visit the other town on the island called gamboa then you can take a boat, but it's worth hiking to gamboa at least one way as it's a nice hike.

Re: morro de sao paolo

by hillelarkin

Thansks, I see that you know the place.. Am I right that it is closer to Sao Paolo than to Salvadore?

Dou you have any idea where is a good place to stay there? I ha learned that they have 4 beaches and that the quiet one is beach No. 1. Is this the best for finding a paudsada?

Re: morro de sao paolo

by cassiovieggore

First of all there is a misunderstang here. Morro de Saõ Paulo is in Tinharé Island, near Valença city (Bahia). And, Valença is very closer to Salvador and not São Paulo city.

The upper link shows some accommodations/transportation in/to Morro de São Paulo.

As far as I read there is only trecks in Tinharé Island. Take a walk in the island is by foot, horses or farm tractors.


Re: morro de sao paolo

by bahiana77

You need to study a good map of Brazil, showing Bahia.

There are 3 popular ways to get to Morro do Sao Paulo from Salvador.
fly 20 minutes
catmaran 2 hours
ferry, bus, boat 4 hours
You can also access Morro from the south, from Itacare for example, but this is by using small boats and is a bit complicated.

There are 4 beaches. #1 is in the town, #2 is known for parties, #3 is quieter and #4 is a bit isolated.
map of beaches and town:

Here is a page with many, but not all, pousadas:

General info (what to do):


Travel Tips for Salvador da Bahia

Different is good

by acemj

You will immediately notice that Salvador has a very different culture than other parts of Brazil. The African influence is obvious in the delicious food, the vibrant colors, the music and the faces of the people. The heart of Salvador is Pelourinho, the historic center which boasts some impressive colonial architecture and some of the city's best restaurants, museums, music venues and stores.

Capoeira: a beautifull fight dance

by ludogatto

During the slavery period the portuguese didn't want fights between the slaves, so the african created a new fight dance without touching themselves during the play.
The new fight take inspiration to an ancient Angola fight: Angola was the country that gives the most quantity of slaves to the portuguese and the roots of this country are very important for the culture of this big beautifull country. Slavery stopped in Brasil only in the second decade of 1900.

Morro de sao Paulo, BA

by noelle-on-tour

Beautiful island 2 hours away from Salvador from boat, special place, lots beautiful people, there you can meet people from a lots places in the world, beach party going on until morning in the second beach, great exotic fruit drinks, live music under the star and sand, at island worry free no cars , its sand streets and you can walk miles on the beach if you want, natural pools on the beach so you can see all the colors fishs.
day and nigh things to do. Spend at least 2 nights there. You most see this place if you in Salvador.

Brazillian Film and Music

by Zarasher about Planet Music

The staff were so helpful here. I was looking for Brazillian films and couldnt tell what alot of things were. A member of staff went through all the DVD's for me and picked out all the Brazillian films... So I ended up with a pile of them... they were a relatively good price too but Uk standards anyway! DVD's and CD's On average each DVD was aboout 35 RS

Don't miss the marinated lime rinds!

by NedHopkins about Uauá, Mamabahia, Sukiyaki

Among many fine restaurants in Salvador, I recommend the following:

¶ Uauá (Pelourinho) is in several rooms on the 1st and 2d floors above street–level. The typical Bahian cuisine is outstanding, the service impeccable, the cost absurdly low. (Two visits: 2001, 2003.)

¶ Mamabahia (Pelourinho) is a churrascuria, a good place to go if you tire of fish and moqueca. It's a small place with doors open to the street and a few tables outdoors. A writer in the New York Times travel section recommended the place, in an August 2003 article, more highly than I do. (Two visits: 2001, 2003.)

¶ Sukiyaki (Olinda: far from the center) is a reminder that Brazil has the largest number of people of Japanese ancestry outside Japan. I've dined on sushi, shabu–shabu, and other Japanese delicacies on five continents (even in Nairobi). Sukiyaki is one of the very best. At Uauá: On a lark I ordered a dessert new to me: marinated and sugared lime rinds. Next to fraises du bois in France, I've never tasted so exquisite a sweet.


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