Casa do Amarelindo is a charming 10-room hotel with plenty of character, set within a restored 19th Century colonial townhouse in the heart of the historic Pelourinho district of Salvador, a cultural gem in the Brazilian state of Bahia.
Located slap bang in the historic Pelourinho district of Salvador. Can be a little noisy as so central but such a vibrant and buzzy city
Good value for money and friendly service from French owners Gilles and Didier
Simple but stylish decor, and the hotel is well maintained throughout
Small roof top pool - one of the few in Pelourinho
Casa do Amarelindo is a boutique property located just off the main square (Quadrado) in the historic quarter of Salvador, classified a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985 for its colourful houses, beautiful baroque churches, museums and cobbled streets, echoing batucada rhythms and capoeira shows.
Casa do Amarelindo has only 10 guest rooms which are simple yet luxurious, some with private terraces and bathrooms featuring either hydromasage bath tubs or rainfall showers. The interior decor has been inspired by Bahia's fascinating colonial history and African influence. The hotel benefits from a fantastic roof top terrace where you can enjoy an evening caipirinha while watching the sunset. It also has a small pool which has a gorgeous view over the rooftops and the sea beyond.
Walk the streets of Salvador and soak up the local culture with its baroque churches and cobbled streets lined with market stalls selling intricate local artefacts. Salvador is also renowned for its Afro-Latin music and there are often groups of musicians playing in the squares giving a vibrant, jazzy feel to the place.
When to visit
If staying on a Tuesday, keep your ears open for the group of local drummers which pass by right outside the hotel! It's a great way to experience the local culture and enjoy some energetic Bahian music!
In Salvador’s historical Pelourinho district within easy reach of restaurants, bars and art galleries. Many of the rooms afford fabulous views over Todos Santos Bay and its islands.
Arte Consciente Social Project in Salvador
Set up in one of Salvador's poorest communities, Arte Consciente is a grassroots social project which was founded by three young men, each with a vision to improve the area & a talent for various arts, from playing percussion to circus skills and boxing.
Authentic Bahian Cuisine
Be captivated by Salvador's extraordinary culinary scene on a half day gastronomic tour of the city's markets, followed by a delicious local lunch. Be sure to try a mouthwatering seafood moqueca.
Candomblé: Religion in Salvador
Candomblé is an amalgamation of African religions and beliefs which were brought to Brazil with the slaves and has now become a prevalent part of the Bahian culture. Candomblé means 'dance in honour of the Gods' and remains a huge part of daily life here.
Contemporary Art in Salvador
The melting pot of cultures and ethnicities in Bahia is evident everywhere, from its festivities right through to its art. Discover some of Salvador's main centres for artistic expression on this full-day tour.
Drumming in Salvador
Bahia is the percussive heart of Brazil. Feel the soul of Brazilian music with a percussion lesson in Salvador, and fall under the spell of the mesmerising African rhythms. Workshops are pitched at levels to suit all talents and ages - great for families!
Half Day Historical Tour of Salvador
Explore Salvador, one of Brazil’s most striking cities steeped in history. Salvador is famous for its colonial architecture, its rich and unique local culture (which is particularly evident in the music, cuisine and religion) and wonderful coastline.
Introduction to Capoeira
Visit a traditional capoeira school and meet with the group leaders to learn the history and philosophy of capoeira, try your hand on instruments such as the berimbau, and learn some of the basic movements.
Salvador Full-day Bay Cruise
Set sail for a full-day schooner cruise, departing from Salvador and exploring a selection of the 36 islands which line the bay. Enjoy stunning ocean views, a breathtaking sunset and some of the islands' best beaches.