Picture yourself staying steps from the sea, in a beautifully restored, 19th-century mansion or a modern suite. This Salvador Pousada offers both! The main guesthouse, Pousada Manga Rosa, was built in the late 1860s for the governor of Bahia. The new annex, Manga Rosa Suites, offers stylish accommodations complete with kitchens. Whichever you choose, you'll be about a 2-minute stroll from Porto da Barra Beach, renowned for its clean, calm waters.
After a day of swimming and sunbathing, linger awhile and drink a toast to the spectacular sunset over the bay. A short walk further, Farol de Barra Beach is home to an iconic lighthouse containing a nautical museum. If the pounding ocean surf gets your pulse racing, head to Stella Maris or Praia do Flamengo Beach, about 18.5 miles (30 kilometers) away. Sip a cool tropical cocktail-perhaps a caipirinha-and watch the surfers ride the waves.
Discover Salvador's colonial history and vibrant Afro-Brazilian culture in Pelourinho, the picturesque "Old City" and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. About 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) north of Pousada Manga Rosa, Pelourinho is easily reached by taxi or bus. Visiting Salvador during Carnival? The Dodô circuit wends its way just a short walk from the pousada, so come on out and join the fun!
Pousada Manga Rosa ("The Pink Mangoes Inn") offers its own special charm. A daily breakfast, served family-style, is complimentary if you're staying in the main guesthouse. A surcharge applies if you're staying in a suite. A day at the beach is bound to work up your appetite, and the inn features 2 restaurants: the award-winning Dolce Vita restaurant and pizzeria, and the small, oceanfront Portal do Mar. Want to share your Salvador adventures with friends back come? Wireless Internet access is complimentary throughout the Pousada. Rooftop terraces provide beach views.
Decorated with artistic flair, all guestrooms include climate control, ceiling fans, cable TV, and compact refrigerators. Suites feature well-equipped kitchens. Private bathrooms come with showers. Windows open to the fresh air.