Salvador's popular Jardim de Alah (Garden of Allah) Beach, with its ocean surf, coastline views, and coconut-palm park, is right across the street from the 3-star Hotel Alah Mar. A vast lawn in front of the beach is dotted with kiosks selling snacks and drinks. Kick up your heels with a dance class by the sea, or join the fun at one of the beachfront festivals held during the summer. The beach is part of the city's Riviera Coast, on the southeast side of the peninsula. Buses and taxis provide access to the historical Pelourinho district, about 8 miles (13 kilometers) west, across the peninsula.
Pituaçu Park, just 3.4 miles (5.5 kilometers) from the hotel, is also well worth exploring. Here you'll find a lush coastal rainforest, along with walking trails, bike rentals, a lagoon with swan boats, a playground, and native wildlife-you might even spot a monkey! For calm, swimmable waters and glorious sunsets, head 6 miles (10 kilometers) west of Hotel Alah Mar to Porto da Barra Beach on the Bay of All Saints. The hotel is easy to reach; the international airport is less than a 30-minute drive. And you can park at the hotel for free.
Hotel Alah Mar has something special that you won't find at most other Salvador hotels: a nice big outdoor pool, plus a children's pool. Order a cool tropical drink from the poolside bar and take in the ocean views. Other highlights include a restaurant, complimentary wireless Internet access in public areas, a 24-hour business center, a meeting room, and a hair salon.
After a day in the sunshine, relax in the air-conditioned comfort of your guestroom. Watch local cable channels on the TV, or stay in touch with faraway friends via complimentary wireless Internet access. Rooms also include minibars, telephones, and private bathrooms with shower.