Posted June 10th, 2018, 02:39 PM
There are plenty of taxis in Recife and Salvador that want your business. You can see a lot in Salvador by walking in the historical district. The port is close to the old town. The day we were there, the HoHo bus was operating, but the air conditioning was not working, so we opted for a taxi. I’ve read crime is an issue in Salvador, but I personally did not see anything, or feel threatened walking around in the touristy areas. I heard of one incident where someone from the ship had their camera stolen while we were in Salvador. The beach in Recife is worth seeing, but I probably wouldn’t spend the day there; the oceanfront is very developed with chair rentals, restaurants and hotels, however there are signs with shark warnings for the swimmers. There’s also a really great mall in Recife if that’s of interest.