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Relax on one of Salvador's white-sand beaches and you will see the art ballet of capoeira, smell the rich spicy cooking of Bahia, and get the unmistakable feeling that you are in African Brazil. The homeland of Brazil's African heritage is like nowhere else in Brazil: carnivals sway to the rhythms of the drum troupe orchestras while churches are decorated with statues of black saints. Footprint focusBahia & Salvador will take you from the cultural capital Salvador, along Bahia's beautiful coast, stopping off at an assortment of laid-back little towns and hedonistic party-cities on the way. Includes practical advice on getting to and around the region plus fascinating insights into the area's culture and history. Essentials section with practical advice on getting there and around. Highlights maps of the region so you know what not to miss. Comprehensive, up-to-date listings of where to eat, sleep and party. Detailed street maps for Salvador and other key towns. Slim enough to fit in your pocket. Loaded with advice and information on how to get around, this concise Footprint focusguide will help you get the most out of Bahia and Salvador without weighing you down. The content of Footprint focusBahia & Salvador guide has been extracted from Footprint's Brazil Handbook.
Alex Robinson is a writer and photographer based in Brazil and the UK and has worked for numerous magazines, publishers and broadcasters, including Departures, Condé Nast, The Financial Times, Wanderlust, the Discovery Channel and the BBC.
Table of Contents
1) Salvador and the Recôncavo – Centro Histórico, Excursions from Salvador; (2) The Cocoa and Dendê Coast – Valença, Tinharé and Morro de São Paulo, Ilha de Boipepa, South to Itacaré, Ilhéus and around; (3) The Discovery and Whale Coast – Porto Seguro; (4) Linha Verde and the northern coast; (5) Chapada Diamantina and the sertão – Lençóis and around, Parque Nacional da Chapada Diamantina.