Capoeira

Watch nimble displays of this Afro-Brazilian martial art at one of the organized capoeira schools.

Salvador’s nightlife

The vibrant backstreets of Pelourinho offer the city’s best live music, including samba and reggae.

Candomblé celebrations

The dance rituals of this religious cult can be memorable, if you’re lucky enough to catch one.

Diogo

Relax in a stylish pousada cooled by ocean breezes, with vast, empty beaches just a short stroll away.

Boipeba

Soak up the quiet on the stunning sea and beach at Bahia’s best – and least commercialized – offshore island, where there are just a few pousadas and absolutely no road traffic.

Parque Nacional da Chapada Diamantina

There’s plenty of diverse terrain to keep hikers happy in this huge national park.

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