Category Archives: Salvador da Bahia

Carnival in Bahia

By Brazil Nuts Tours Director ADAM CARTER It is said that few things start early in Bahia. Carnival is one of them. Carnival officially starts on Thursday night at 20:00 when the keys of the city are given to the … Continue reading

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Best Bets: Praia do Forte

By Brazil Nuts Director ADAM CARTER   Praia do Forte Resort *****  Resort, outside the village… Our recommended spot for a real tropical beach experience. Designed in a Polynesian style of low, thatched-roof buildings set on an excellent palm-fringed beach, this … Continue reading

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Praia do Forte: Alluring & Laid-back Hideaway

By Brazil Nuts Director ADAM CARTER  What’s The Buzz? Praia do Forte is a small fishing village 50 miles north of Salvador along the coast road called Coconut Highway so called because of the many coconut groves along the route. … Continue reading

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A Brazilian Dance of Life to Honor Death – Boa Morte

By Guest Contributor JOAN CHATFIELD-TAYLOR of the NEW YORK TIMES  I DID not expect to be doing a solo samba in the middle of a circle surrounded by hundreds of Brazilians, but the Festival of the Good Death turned out … Continue reading

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Festival of the Boa Morte

By Brazil Nuts Operations Manager HOLLI FRANCHI Boa Morte Festival– The Sisterhood of the Boa Morte (Good Death) The Boa Morte (Good Death) festival takes place in Cachoeira every August and is deeply syncretised with the Feast of the Assumption … Continue reading

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Near Salvador, Brazil, a Paradisiacal Place to Disconnect

by Guest Contributor ANDREW JACOBS of the New York Times WITH the phone to his ear and a look of exasperation on his face, it was safe to assume that Charles Levitan was chasing yet another would-be guest from his … Continue reading

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Samba Fans Get Ready To Party Hard

By By Guest Contributor Claire De Oliveira BRAZIL’S Carnival has kicked off with millions of people taking to the streets of the north-eastern city of Salvador de Bahia to dance and party, effectively putting the nation on a week-long hiatus. Over the … Continue reading

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Salvador’s Top Picks

By Brazil Nuts Director ADAM CARTER Pelourinho (Upper Historic City): Starting with the most deluxe, we have Pestana Convento do Carmo. An historic icon located in the heart of the Pelourinho, originally a convent, this vast property has all the amenities … Continue reading

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Salvador, The Soul of Brazil

By Brazil Nuts Operations Manager HOLLI FRANCHI Aaaaah, Salvador… For me, I cannot put the experience of Salvador into words, it is but a feeling. If Rio would be the heart of Brazil, Salvador would be the soul.  As with … Continue reading

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