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Alma Tropical

Itaparica | Brazil

Your vacation days at Praia do Espelho in Bahia will be unforgettable in this hideaway plenty of comfort and simplicity in every detail. The bungalows offer beautiful views of the beach. The sounds of nature makes the days filled with restfulness and privacy.

Location: Alma Tropical Resort is a rustic small hotel located on the beach on the island of Itaparica in Bahia, Brazil. 

How to get here: To get here you will have to fly to Salvador (SSA) and then take a boat transfer to the island of Itaparica. The ferry stops in Bom Despacho where you can take a short short 30-min land transfer to the hotel

Structure: Surrounded by a lush tropical garden, the hotel is a peaceful paradise. The beach is just a few meters away and there is also a small kiosk in the vicinity. Monkeys, parrots, iguanas, lizards, birds of various species coexist with domestic animals such as peacocks, geese, ducks and a pond of fish. The rooms are large and comfortable, equipped with air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms and small TV. There is a large swimming pool on-site. 

Why staying here: This is one of the best places to stay for the night while wanting to explore the island of Itaparica in more than just a day trip from Salvador. Enjoy amazing bays with calm tidal pools where you could go diving and snorkeling. From the island you can have outstanding view of the Upper and Lower Cities of Salvador, as well as the other islands in the Baia dos Todos os Santos. Itaparica lives up to its nickname “enchanting island” and had its initial fame as a spa for rest and health due to its beautiful beaches and its mineral water that flows from Fonte da Bica, located inside the city, on the west coast. Live to the rhythm of the samba, in a welcoming Brazilian atmosphere.

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