Things to Do in Bahia State

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Arrange a visit through your hotel or through Singtur, which has guides for both city and candomblé tours. Read More

Run by the Pousada Etnia, this shop has Osklen bikinis and swim trunks; colorful tops and dresses from Rio’s Cantão label; and a good... Read More

This sultry samba club has nightly live music. Read More

Texas-based HomeAway lists 30 properties along the coconut grove–lined coast, and its "rent with confidence" guarantee refunds unsatisfied guests... Read More

Originally founded in 1636, this church was rebuilt in Neoclassical style in 1828. Read More

The seventeenth-century church combines Neoclassical interiors with Baroque and Rococo carvings located in the sacristy. Read More

The second-oldest church in Brazil was built by Portuguese settlers in 1586. Its defiantly plain façade—broken by a door, a window, and a... Read More

Rent a car at the airport—it’s an hour to Trancoso—or hire a driver ($113) through Mangue Alto Turismo. Owner Henrique Costa speaks... Read More

The museum hold an extensive collection of crafts that trace the African tradition in Brazil. The structure of the museum was once Brazil’s first... Read More

The famous bar serves up a vast selection of cachaças and other local, traditional drinks. Read More

Espelho is one of Bahia’s loveliest beaches, a vivid collage of blue water, creamy yellow sand, red cliffs, and lush green forest. Driftwood and... Read More

Book your visit to the Candomblé ceremonies through Singtur, which has guides for city tours as well. Read More

Among the diapers and canned hearts of palm are dozens of Havaianas at only $6 a pair (a fourth of the cost on the Quadrado). Read More

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