If you're in Salvador, you need to see Barra Beach. And if you stay at Hotel O Principe, you'll be just a block from this famous stretch of sand and surf, in a neighborhood full of vibrant restaurants and bars. Some of Salvador's lengthy history will be close too – Forte Santo Antonio da Barra, the 500-year-old fortress, and photogenic Farol da Barra are both within a 5-minute walk. Getting around Barra and the rest of Salvador is a cinch with the nearby bus stop and taxi stand, both 40 meters (about 130 feet) away. You'll start each morning with complimentary breakfast served in the breakfast area. Tour assistance and 24-hour check-in is available through the front desk, airport and ferry terminal shuttles can be requested (surcharge). Your air-conditioned guestroom will include a complimentary wireless Internet access, a TV, and a minibar. Private bathrooms have showers with rainfall showerheads.