Pituba Plaza Hotel

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Av. Manoel Dias da Silva, 2495, Salvador, State of Bahia, 41830-001, Brazil
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Costs 52% less but rated 91% lower than other 4 star hotels

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Superficial question- place to get US/European cosmetics/skincare in Salvador da Bahia

by sianmurray

Hi, I'll be staying in Salvador da Bahia for 3 months this summer and I was wondering if there's anywhere I can get brands like L'oreal, Clinique, Dermalogica, Origins, Aveda, Bare Escentuals or organic/local brands. It would be great to not have to bring lots of stuff with me knowing i could buy stuff there. Might as well contribute to the local economy and all too.

Superficial,girly, but practical question.

Thanks!

Re: Superficial question- place to get US/European cosmetics/skincare in Salvador da Bahia

by bahiana77

Not being the girly-girl type, I rely on getting a tan. Makeup tend to melt off as you sweat in the heat and humidity, anyway. But you're not leaving civilization behind entirely going to Brazil. Just take yourself over to Shopping Barra or Shopping Iguatemi and you'll find what you're looking for.

Re: Superficial question- place to get US/European cosmetics/skincare in Salvador da Bahia

by sianmurray

Thanks for that. Ya it's not as much make-up I'd be looking for as the moisturisers and hair stuff I'd be used to using. Salvador da Bahia is actually much bigger than my own capital city so I know i won't be leaving civilisation behind, but it's great to know where to go to get stuff and obviously some brands are distributed in one country and not in another blah blah blah. I assume stuff will be cheaper there too than rip-off Ireland. thanks for all your answers.

Re: Superficial question- place to get US/European cosmetics/skincare in Salvador da Bahia

by Zarasher

I personally would take anything that you know you are definitely going to need with you. Alot of times name brand things are more expensive as they are imported in. If you buy a local brand it will be cheaper.

Travel Tips for Salvador da Bahia

ATM & Banks in Brazil

by MikeAtSea

Brazil offers a number of banks, unfortunately not all accept international cards. In a number of cases I was not able to draw money at all, even though the bank should have accepted the card or the ATM was simply broken.
If you arrive in Brazil during carnival you will find all banks closed and hardly any foreign exchanges open. What makes matters worse that some shops during this time do not accept foreign currency.
This was my experience during carnival 2007 where I could not get Brazilian currency and could at some points not pay, even in tourist shops!!

Dancing forro

by madregus

I stayed in Bahia from 16th until 25th June (S. Joao). Everywhere you could hear "forro", and in the night there are forro bands all over. You´ll have to learn and dance it (and very close one each other)!
For those like me, who never heard forro before, listen to Calzinha Preta.

Wash Day

by kaloz

If you miss the elevator, these huge things are remarkably easy to miss, you will have to walk up the hill to reach the upper city. Along the way you will see things that many tourists may miss, such as hanging your laundry on the wall to dry.

Musical Instruments

by mircaskirca about Various Shops in Pelourinho and in Mercado Modelo

Musical instruments are on display and for sale all over Pelourinho and in the Mercado Modelo. Above all we find traditional percussion instruments, like berimbaus, abataques, bongos, timbaus, cuicas, congas, djembes and more. If you shop around you can find some pieces of great beauty and quality made by local craftsmen.

One of the places which is much more than a cut-above is Mestre Lua's Atelier Percussivo in Pelourinho. Mestre Lua is a capoeira master who crafts percussion instruments of great beauty and quality. His shop is located at Rua Inacio Ociole, no. 3 (close to the Igreja Sao Francisco), and the interior looks like something of a living museum. The diference is that these instruments are made to play. They are also pricier, but still far less expensive than anything similar purchased in Europe. The telephone number of the shop is 3488 3600 and Mestre Lua's home phone is 3636 8118. He also organizes percussion classes and workshops. traditional musical instruments, especially percussion instruments like berimbaus, abataques, bongos, timbaus, cuicas, congas and djembes prices vary but are quite resonable regarding the quality

Plano Inclinado

by acemj

Just behind the Catedral Basilica, you'll find this tram that will take you down to the lower town. I believe it was 1.50 reais and it takes about 3 minutes, so it definitely beats walking. However, it doesn't beat the Elevator Lacerdo which is even cheaper and provides better views.

***update*** oops, thanks to VTer Kittlelite who told me that the Plano Inclinado costs the same as the Elevator Lacerdo at the bargain of only 5 centavos!! Thanks, Kittlelite!

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