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Is it possible to get to Peninsula de Maraú by car from Salvador?

Is it possible to get to Peninsula de Maraú by car from Salvador?

Q. Dear Alison, Thankyou for your advice. A question for you: where can I go from Salvador by car? I plan to relax on beaches and in some of the pousadas you write about. I like traveling by car very much, but I can’t find any places to travel to from Salvador. Distances 300-400 km are ok. Thank you in […]

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8 de October de 2015 | By | Reply More
Beach pousadas along the Rio/Santos coastal road

Beach pousadas along the Rio/Santos coastal road

Q. “Hey Alison, we are two girls, planning a short road trip from Rio to Sao Paulo/Santos. We want to rent a car and drive next to the coast and stop at 2 pousadas. Do you have any advice or tips for us, where to stay over night (not too expensive) and which places to […]

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14 de February de 2013 | By | Reply More
Car rental in Porto de Galinhas

Car rental in Porto de Galinhas

Q. “Hello Alison, we would like to hire a car to drive down the coast from Porto de gaLinhas to Sao Miguel dos Milagres for flexibility. We would like to avoid driving the car from Recife as we have heard it is very dangerous to drive there. I am having trouble finding any car rental […]

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28 de August de 2012 | By | Reply More
Weekend road trip to historic towns or mountain scenery from Sao Paulo

Weekend road trip to historic towns or mountain scenery from Sao Paulo

Q. “Hi Alison- I am going to be in the Sao Paulo area 26-31 July to visit a friend (who lives East of SP). We fancy getting out of the City over the weekend to have a little road trip to see some smaller historic towns or some mountain scenery. I like vibrant, young, cool […]

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5 de July de 2012 | By | Reply More
Best places for weather in July, driving and activities

Best places for weather in July, driving and activities

Q. “Hi Alison,  I am planning a trip to brazil this July and would like some advice-on the trip – best places with weather for this time of year, how safe is it to self drive, how much time to allow in each place- how to book hikes and other activities.” F.C, France   A. Hi, […]

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23 de January de 2012 | By | Reply More
Would you recommend renting a car as a good way to go from Bahia to Pernambuco?

Would you recommend renting a car as a good way to go from Bahia to Pernambuco?

Q. “Guten Tag Alison,  A friend and I are will be in Brazil for two and a half weeks in November. It will be our second trip to this wonderful country. This time we’re planning on doing a few days Salvador, Boipeba Island then head up north to Alagoas. There we’ll decide if we detour […]

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4 de October de 2011 | By | Reply More
Road trip from São Paulo to Rio

Road trip from São Paulo to Rio

Q. “Dear Alison, Many thanks for your previous information. We are a little reluctant now looking at prices and thinking of how to get there with additional flights. Our main route is: We fly into Sao Paolo 3 September and leave from same place 10 September. We are now very keen on doing the coastal […]

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Recommendations for driving in Ceara

Recommendations for driving in Ceara

Q. “Hi Alison, Good morning, its very interesting your site of pousadas. We are friend of Spain that like to go on a trip to Ceara with 4×4, and stop in pousadas. But we are looking where to rent the car and a guide. As you know all around could you tell us something about […]

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11 de July de 2011 | By | Reply More
Is it unsafe to hire a car and drive in Bahia?

Is it unsafe to hire a car and drive in Bahia?

Q. “Hi Alison, Thanks for all the great information. We now realize that we don’t want to take buses. Is it unsafe to hire a car and drive in this area?” S.P, USA A. Hi again, It is not unsafe to hire a car out of Salvador, and that would certainly be a possibility if […]

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21 de January de 2011 | By | Reply More