We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights

The Carneval in Salvador is very famous. You can buy the „Carneval shirt“ of a group, for example... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2018
via mobile

100% recommendable if your not claustrophobic. Absolutely great experience. Be aware to wear real... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2018
Berlin, Germany
via mobile
Read all 2,412 reviews
All photos (598)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“huge party”(2 reviews)
“carnival”(19 reviews)
“arias”(3 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Centro de Salvador de Bahia, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Salvador
from US$70.00
More Info
from US$95.00
More Info
from US$92.68
More Info
Reviews (2,412)
Filter reviews
36 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews huge party carnival arias parties thousands concert dance locals
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 36 reviews
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

The Carneval in Salvador is very famous. You can buy the „Carneval shirt“ of a group, for example „Olodum“ & you can walk the cortejo with this group. To go with them is safe, there are a lot of security people around this groups.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank christah215
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

100% recommendable if your not claustrophobic. Absolutely great experience. Be aware to wear real shoes and don't take too much stuff which could get lost or robbed. Crazy full and unfortunately a bit unsafe in some areas. Anyhow- we enjoyed it as this is probably...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank TravelTheWorldTogeth
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Its certainly possible to just fly in to Salvador and enjoy Carnaval, but you wont be getting the best experience. Read up on how it is structured with the Pipoca, Trios Electricos, Blocos and Camarotes. Getting a good mix is recommended but try not to...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Vincent_van_Halsema
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The best and the biggest party on this planet. It’s incredible feeling on carnival. One week of party in several places of the city. For me the best place to stay is Morro do Gato in Ondina. If you like it a bit more chill,...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank dskunz
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Salvador is a great small city to spend a day, on the beaches where they bring drinks to your chairs you can spent such a long time :) Also the shopping centers are very nice and European.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank KraxlerKatz
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Carnaval in Salvador is a one of a kind experience. You should definitely experience it. It’s a HUGE party that lasts a week. There, you can meet several people from the most different places and really enjoy yourself. You can experience it with any kind...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank luiz2904
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Best carnival in the world. No doubt. Lot od fun, dance and "calor". Lovely time to come for those who want to enjoy it.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Viajar_e_vida
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Lovers of happy, music, dance and party should not miss this party in Salvador, BA. Every day of the party, a lot of fun with different artists of the Brasilian music. There are fun for people who likes less crowd, at camarotes, paying more, and...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Chris F
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Carnaval has changed but it is still exciting for first tie carnaval visitors the central circuit offers samba, blocoas afro, axe blocos over the 6 nigths of carnal something for everyone do not take cell phone or anything expensive and flashy wear comfy sneakers an...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank africanmatrix
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Best carnival in salvador amazing show and amazing people there they are lovely and they are helpful ,my friend told me that take care in salvador some people are scary , but I found that thy are amazing thy are friendly , we spend all...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Ranyhowayek
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 115 nearby hotels
Pisa Plaza Hotel
152 reviews
1.50 miles away
Intercity Salvador
1,568 reviews
1.55 miles away
Faro Inn Hotel Salvador
299 reviews
1.57 miles away
Adagio Aparthotel
106 reviews
1.66 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 8,387 nearby restaurants
Passione Pizza
3 reviews
.01 miles away
Cabana Zero Grau
.13 miles away
Restaurante Flashback
1 review
.17 miles away
Restaurante Dulemar
.20 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 397 nearby attractions
Rio Branco Palace
327 reviews
.26 miles away
Casa de Ruy Barbosa Museum
9 reviews
.89 miles away
Praca Orungan
5 reviews
.64 miles away
Memorial of the Regional Electoral Court of Bahia
5 reviews
.79 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
2 February 2017|
Response from Petroneo P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the entire city shuts down during Carnaval or if buses, boats, shops and museums. Not a good season to go there for those purposes, but it is the greateast Carnival in the world. Must Go.
Sophia C
23 September 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Bárbara Rosemar A | Reviewed this property |
Bom dia, que quer mais agito Barra, Ondina ou Avenida Sete (trios). Quem quer mais bandas e festa tranquila Pelourinho. Beijos, Bárbara
Google Translation