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Salvador is a veritable treasure trove of urban adventures ranging from its many popular landmarks such as Igreja de Sao Francisco, Praca de Se and Terreiro de Jesus to its numerous old world attractions. Leading cultural and old-world lures of Salvador are Museu Afro-Brasileiro, Mercado Modelo, Largo do Pelourinho and Igreja do Nosso Senhor do Bonfim. Those interested in retail therapy may make a beeline for any of the leading malls and shopping districts in town for an unmatched shopping experience. Other lures for visitors are the annual Salvador Carvinal held in February and vibrant nightlife at its numerous bars and nightclubs.
Luis Eduardo Magalhaes International Airport serves as the key international entry point to the city of Salvador and its nearby areas. Well connected by air to various global and domestic destinations, this modern terminal handles flights from all over the world. Located at a distance of 28 kilometres from the heart of Salvador, it features excellent connectivity to the city as well as its nearby areas via cheap public transport and taxi services. The range of popular passenger amenities available at this world class terminal include numerous retail outlets, money changers, leading cafes/restaurants, banks, car rental services and much more.
Salvador's International Airport though much smaller than its counterparts in the metropolises of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, handles a few international flights of leading global airlines. The most favoured choices among travellers seeking air tickets to Salvador from the UK due to higher frequency of flights include TAM Airlines, the national carrier of Brazil, and British Airways, UK's flag carrier. Other options for those planning to book tickets on flights terminating at this popular destination include Iberia Airlines, Delta Air Lines and TAP- Air Portugal. These flights may feature one or more stops at the hub airports of these operators.
The popular tourist destination of Salvador is chock-a-block with numerous hotels and resort that boast a truly global clientele. The top luxury establishments in this metropolis include Marazul, Zank Boutique Hotel, Pousada da Mercia, Gran Hotel Stella Maris, Bahia Plaza and Deville Salvador. Those seeking budget accommodations in the city may look forward to booking with popular establishments like Matiz, Catussaba, Ondina Apart, Sol Barra, Mar Brasil, Monte Pascoal Praia, Bahiamar, Catussaba Business and Cambuci. Apart from these, there are also numerous relatively inexpensive hostel accommodations on offer that are favoured by backpackers and international students visiting the city.
Salvador's weather like most of Brazil's is tropical with very warm summers and considerably less warm winters. The peak tourist traffic tends to occur during the summer months of December and January, as this is the best time for beach fun. However, this causes cheap accommodations and flights to Salvador vanish like greased lightning. The shoulder season is during the spring months which tend to feature cooler climates but the weather is still warm enough for beach fun. This is also the best time for holidaymakers who seek deals on air tickets and hotels for a visit to this popular destination in Brazil.
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