I am planning on visiting Salvador the day after carnival (Fri 7th March) with my 3 girlfriends (26/27ish year olds) as we can't afford carnival & the dates do not work for us. We will stay 5 days before flying to Rio...
My question is: will Salvador still be busy, lively during this time? Will the Oludum drums still play on Tuesdays/will there still be drumming/street parties etc in the streets? We would hate to arrive when perhaps everyone has decided to go on holiday elsewhere after carnival!
Also, we were thinking of staying in Open House Barra, this ranks highly in Tripadvisor and it is within our budget (we are after private rooms with private bathrooms but still on a lowish budget). Would this be a good area/place? We want to do a lot of the sights/culture etc, enjoy the nightlife, beach also!
Oh also, is it hot at this time?!
Your help is much appreciated!!