Pestana Sauipe Beach Pousadas Hotel Salvador

Rodovia Ba 099 Km 76, Salvador, State of Bahia, 48282-970, Brazil

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where to buy musical instruments in salvador

by jude777

i would like to buy a dru or to as well as a cavaquinho and maybe something else.i know these can be found in pelourinho but perhaps there is a better place?i also have no idea how much these things are worth?


Re: where to buy musical instruments in salvador

by cassiovieggore

I am sending a link concerned in instruments by Salvador. The adresses are mentioned at screen:

Let me help you by Boipeba inquirying as well. Boipeba has no 5 star Hotel or resorts. You may try to find some lodgings (in portuguese "Pousadas") today using the links I am pasteing:§ionid=5&id=909&Itemid=464

Brazilians really think american tourists has a lot of money and use to ask some dollars to serve them. Good luck!
Christmas and New Year are coming and demand may be high...


Re: where to buy musical instruments in salvador

by jude777

thanks, i wasking for cheap pousadas or INexpensive.yes, i have been harassed plenty by truly is harassment and i am talking about people who are running businesses.they can be very insistant and demanding.two guys also attempted to rob me in rio but i had the last laugh.i slugged them both and scared them so bad that they ran right into the fast oncoming traffic to get away from me.i realise however that i was lucky because they could have been armed and more capable.thank you for your reply!

Re: where to buy musical instruments in salvador

by cassiovieggore

I didn't write out to you: your electrical apparatus must be adapted to around 200V in Boipeba's island. Boipeba electricity characteristic is different from most part of Brazil.
Get sure on this Boipeba's service in order to not melt your gadgets.

Re: where to buy musical instruments in salvador

by bahiana77

You'd be better off getting some personal advice on whom to buy from than runnning around town in taxis to some out of the way places nor known personally. Go see Randy/Pardal at Cana Brava records in Pelourinho ( He has a lot of personal music contacts all over town who can probably "make a price' for a friend of a friend. What kind of drum are you looking for? Djembe? Conga? Prices vary with style as well as craftsmanship. A cavaquinho too will vary with type of wood and craftsmanship, but a cheap one might be about R$200.

Re: where to buy musical instruments in salvador

by jude777

thank you for reminding me.i love that guy randy.i ordered a cd from him while still in canada.a month later he phoned me from brazil to tell me sorry and that he had forgotten.then he sent me the cd and the mp3s by e-mail right away.

Re: where to buy musical instruments in salvador

by jude777

thank you very much for all your replies!

Travel Tips for Salvador da Bahia

365 Churchs

by andal13

It is said that Bahia has 365 churchs, one for each day of the year.
I do not know if that is true, but there are a lot of beautiful churchs, especially at Pelourinho, the ancient district.
Sao Francisco's church has an awesome nave, covered by gold (altough the aisles are devoid, because they were destinated to slaves).
It is a magnificent baroque church, but it has a big contradiction: Sao Francisco was a man who preached poverty...

Se dice que Bahía tiene 365 iglesias, una para cada día del año.
No sé si esto es cierto, bero hay muchísimas iglesias hermosas, especialmente en le Pelourinho, el barrio antiguo.
La iglesia de San Francisco tiene una nave central impresionante, cubierta de oro (aunque las naves laterales son despojadas, porque estaban destinadas a los esclavos).
Es una magnífica iglesia barroca, pero existe en ella una gran contradicción: San Francisco fue un hombre que predicó la pobreza...


by andal13

There are many fishermen that still use ancient methods; the picture shows some fishermen at Ilha da Mare.

Hay muchos pescadores que aún utilizan métodos antiguos; la foto muestra algunos pescadores en Ilha da Mare.


by acemj

I stayed in Barra, which is a short distance south of the historic center of Pelourinho. If you've ever seen tourist photos of Salvador, they will often use the overhead view of the Farol da Barra, which is where the land forms a right angle with the west-facing shoreline edging up to the Bay of All Saints and the ocean laps against the south-facing shore.

This beach community is laid back and restaurants and hotels are plentiful.

All in one for souvenirs

by acemj about Mercado Modelo

Located just across the street from the base of the Elevator Lacerdo is this great market. If you're looking for cheap items like tee shirts, snow globes or magnets for your fridge, you'll find them here. Or, if you're looking for some paintings done by local artists or some hand-made Afro-Brazilian crafts, this is the place to come. I bought a mask from the region for 50 reais. He was asking 85, so be sure to bring your bargaining skills.

Don't miss the moqueca de camarao com banana

by bobozee about Panela da Bahia

The food is fantastic. The moqueca is the best I have tasted in Salvador. The moqueca with banana in it is especially good because the banana's sweetness acts as a counterpoint to the savory nature of the moqueca. Also, the vinagrete de polvo is tasty. The restaurant is small and cozy, and the service is attentive. There are also African dishes available. Moqueca de camarao com banana is the tastiest dish I have had in Salvador Bar none. A good moqueca should not be watery. This one is thick, and delicious.


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