In embarking on Bahia holidays, you’ll find yourself immersed in a head-on collision of contrasting cultures, a divine and infectious mixture of Portuguese architectural themes and European sophistication and a vibrant and colourful African rhythmic ethos, both leading to a captivating experience in Brazil.
Brazil is famed for its colourful and contagious atmosphere, spanning dance, music and art – something you’ll find at its finest in the state capital of Salvador. While one aspect of holidays to Bahia should be centred around experience this region’s immense culture and history, another should be based on outdoor exploration, allowing you to immerse yourself in some of the world’s most diverse and enthralling landscapes.
Stunning Scenery and Immense Culture
The entire state of Bahia is a playground for both culture vultures and lovers of the great outdoors, offering up a combination of cities of immense history, and destinations immersed in stunning natural beauty. Whatever you envisage yourself doing during your holidays in Bahia, embracing both notions will see you greatly rewarded. For the beach bums among you, head to the beautiful city of Ilheus, where you can indulge in both golden strips of sand and striking churches and cathedrals, while the beaches at Cumuruxatiba will mesmerise even those that don’t worship the sun, sand and sea.
Try your hand at some outdoor adventure during your time in the state, whether amid the captivating rainforest settings or on the waters of a raging river. Itacare is a great option, boasting fantastic white water rafting opportunities, as well as fantastic surfing, all in a location immersed in Atlantic rainforest. The Chapada Diamantina is another wonderful destination for those seeking outdoor exploration, home to some of the most remarkable landscapes in Brazil, spanning forests, lakes, rivers, canyons and caves. No trip to Bahia is complete without a visit to the state capital Salvador, particularly to absorb the myriad of sites encountered in the city’s UNESCO World Heritage old town. Tick off the Sao Francisco Church and Covent, the cathedral and the Ordem Terceira do Carmo Church, before ducking into some of the city’s museums, such as the Museum of Modern Art or the stunning mansion that is the Carlos Costa Pinto Museum.