Baía de Todos os Santos & Salvador

Baía de Todos os Santos (transl. All Saints’ Bay) is the main and biggest bay of the state of Bahia, and where the city of  Salvador da Bahia was built.

Situated in the Coast of Brazil,  the bay is 30 kilometers wide from east to west and 36 kilometers in length, covering an area of 1000 square kilometers of inland water surface with tropical nature, marked by the palm trees, beaches of white sands and mangroves. With three major islands and other smaller ones, and receiving the waters of three major rivers and enchants its visitors since the early 16th century.

The bay is home of the international regatta Jacques Vabre, Mine-Transat and Around Alone.  Besides a large number of marine scenes around the Bay is full of attractions like the African-Brazilian culture and Portuguese colonial architecture which, is the home of the Saveiros, craft sailboats used for transport.

Discovered and named by the Portuguese in 1501, Salvador was chosen as the main port of the South Atlantic to the ships that explored the coast of Brazil and that did the “spice route” exploring the transport of goods between ports in Europe and India. Another widely used sea route in the past to bring slaves from Africa to Brazil, starting in Angola and reaches the Bay.

Portuguese in 1549 founded the first capital of Brazil, the city of Salvador, with small towns with the colonial architecture of the 17th century, a time when hundreds of thriving sugar cane plantations and sugar mills, whose production was exported to Europe. The tradition of commercial navigation began 500 years ago by ships is now represented by hundreds of modern vessels arriving travel frequently to walk or sports.

Salvador da Bahia is a city on the northeast coast of Brazil and the capital of the Northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia. Salvador is also known as Brazil’s capital of happiness due to its easygoing population and countless popular outdoor parties, including its street carnival. The first colonial capital of Brazil, the city is one of the oldest in the country.

The city of Salvador is notable in Brazil for its cuisine, music, and architecture, and its metropolitan area is the wealthiest in Brazil’s Northeast, its poorest region. The historical center of Salvador, frequently called the Pelourinho, is renowned for its Portuguese colonial architecture with historical monuments dating from the 17th through the 19th centuries and has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985.