Salvador, the first capital of Brazil, is one of the main tourist points of the Northeast, receiving different regattas and rallies every year. The cultural and colorful African influence contributes to a rather laid-back and easy going way of life. The city is situated at the entrance of the Bay of All the Saints, the largest in Brazil, where the sea is calm and thanks to the trade winds, the wind unchanging. Salvador is the compulsory starting point for Morro de São Paulo, 30 miles away, and for the Bay of Camamu, 60 miles in the South. You have the choice of sailing in the bay and upriver protected from the open Atlantic, or venture down to Morro de Sâo Paulo where again you will find very well protected anchorages and paradise like sandy beaches. Bahia Marina, modern nautical Marina right in the middle of the historic center of the city, 40 minutes from the international airport of Salvador.
Climate is tropical and not much changing. Temperatures average around 25-28°C during winter and up to 30°C in summer. The steady trade winds make it very agreeable. Water temperatures vary between 25 and 29°C.