Barra has some of the finest beaches in Salvador and is ideally positioned for visiting the Pelourinho (historic centre). There are lots of restaurants, bars and shops within walking distance. Public transport is very good with buses to every part of the city and taxis on every corner.
Best location for Carnaval and New Year: Barra is one of the two main Carnaval routes in the city and the pousada is just around the corner from the Farol da Barra (lighthouse) which is the centre of the Carnaval activities. Part of Salvador's New Year celebrations also take place at Farol da Barra with an amazing fireworks display, so we are also ideally located for this unforgettable event.