Salvador is a city full of life, with exuberant locals who are proud of their peninsula paradise. Its a city who’s pulsing beats mesh perfectly with its casual beach vibes. After a day wandering around the city, check out our favourite places to watch the sun go down in Salvador, Brazil.
Much of Brazil’s coastline faces east (as in over 7,000km of it), so this stretch of sand in Salvador is particularly special, given it’s western-facing direction. The beach was also home to Bahia’s original settlement of Europeans, and the neighborhood is still a gathering place for locals and tourists alike. Located on a bay, Porto da Barra has calm waters and offers a great waterfront location for grabbing a drink and enjoying the sunset. Making the scene even more picturesque are the two little white forts at either end of the beach.
This is the state’s oldest fort (built in 1698) and a popular place to catch the sunset. Known to most as the Farol da Barra, which means Bay Lighthouse, this area has stunning views of the water as well as a museum that details the exploits of Portuguese mariners and includes information on the slave trade. After taking in the history of Salvador at the fort, head to the grassy area outside and relax as the sun sinks over the bay.
This is becoming one of Salvador’s most frequented spots to watch the sunset, due to its easy accessibility and friendly atmosphere. The Ponta da Humaita is a gathering place for families and couples, groups and singles – really anyone who just wants to enjoy a moment by the water. There’s a small church, a convent and a lighthouse to accompany the gorgeous sea views, and there are a few bars to grab a drink and toast to another lovely Salvador sunset.
KEEN TO EXPLORE THE WORLD?
Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world
Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.
Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.
Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.
We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.