Salvador, the "capital of happiness," offers a wealth of beautiful beaches, and Marazul Hotel is directly across from one of the best: Porto da Barra, on Todos os Santos Bay. Here, you can swim in the calm clear waters, then soak up the sun on the light golden sands. Be sure to stay around for the spectacular sunset over the sea. Just a short walk farther, Farol da Barra Beach features a picturesque lighthouse with a museum. The end of the beach closest to the lighthouse is rocky, with protected pools, while the other end is surfer territory. You'll also be just 3 miles (5 kilometers) from Pelourinho, the historical heart of Salvador and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Whether you're heading to the city or shore, you can start your day with a complimentary breakfast buffet, including pastries, eggs, coffee, and the freshest local fruit. Take time for a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool overlooking the bay. If you have a little extra energy, you can stop by the fitness center for a healthy workout, then soothe your muscles in the sauna. Marazul Hotel also offers an international restaurant, and you can order room service 24 hours a day. Need to catch up on work or print out your boarding pass? A business center is available for your convenience.
Guestrooms offer air-conditioned comfort along with views of the bay, pool, or neighborhood. You can watch cable channels on the flat-screen TV, or catch up with friends back home via complimentary high-speed Internet access. Minibars and in-room safes are provided as well. Bathrooms come with hair dryers and makeup/shaving mirrors. Windows open to the fresh sea air and gentle breezes… Perfect for drifting off to dreamland.