SALVADOR, located in the northeastern state of Bahia, was Brazil’s first colonial capital from 1549 until 1763, and one of the oldest colonial cities in the Americas. It is considered the most African city in the Americas due to the derivation of its cuisine, religion, music and arts from African origin. Sometimes referred to as the “land of happiness”, Salvador is a haven for music lovers and its yearly Carnival is the one of the largest street celebrations in the world. It is also home to white sand beaches, beautiful islands, charming coastal villages and rainforests. If you like culture, music and beach surrounded by a happy environment, Salvador is your place!