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Salvador is a beautiful old colonial city situated in Bahia State on the central coast of Brazil. The surrounding beaches are breeding areas for green, olive ridley, hawksbill, and loggerhead turtles from May to December.

A former major port, lying on the bay of Todos os Santos, it makes a perfect destination to end a holiday. The city has a strong African flavour, which can be tasted in the spicy dishes and experienced at its cultural events.

Sugar and diamonds passed through the busy port for centuries, and this golden age is reflected in the magnificent patrician homes and baroque churches, which grace the historic old town area, now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: green turtle, hawksbill turtle, loggerhead turtle, olive ridley turtle, humpback whale
  • Where: Bahia, Brazil