When you enter Pelourinho in Salvador da Bahia, you’ll be met by baiana women wearing traditional Bahian dresses.
The outfit of a baiana woman is turban, starched skirts of colourful pattern, shawl over the shoulder or tied to the breast and bracelets and necklaces. Today the dress is normally used in religious ceremonies – or by the women you’ll meet in Pelourinho.
A photo of the baiana women in Pelourinho will cost you a few reais.
Casual Casual Casual
Mosquito Repellent, year round
Your Favorite Shampoo & Conditioner
Deoderant (you'll be surprised at how much more you need it) Shorts, Linen Pants (in Dark and Light Colors), Tennis Shoes (cobblestones are NOT friendly to high heels, although we Brasilians wear them without incident) Allergy Meds (this is an tropical country, after all) Bring battery packs unless you stay at Village Novo (where you can recharge just by plugging in)
Ilha dos Frades
A very small island across Ilha Itaparica. Without electricity it's not full open to tourist so if you schedule to stay you must arrange by your own (taking the trip boat to Itaparica, it stop for about 1 hour so you can stay 2 or 3 days)
Bar do Goethe
Very good atmosphere, nice serving, good prices, good food, always a good cultural alternative. The chief waiter, Miguel, will do his best to serv you. I strongly recommend the fried aipim (yukka). They are masters in it, although it's a german bar...
Indoors and outdoors ambiences. as long as you're not naked, anything goes...
This restaurant is great for a few reasons:
Good quick service
Good arugula topped pizza
Close to most pousadas in the area
and it's very affordable. Rucola (arugula) pizza
Penna with arrabiata sauce