Posted 03-Feb-2014 on Hotels
Upon arrival at the Salvador airport, it is a very quick taxi ride to Pousada Encanto de Itapoan. We were given a nice room with good air conditioning, great water pressure in the shower, an absolutely wonderful pool, and a lovely breakfast with made to order eggs. Additionally, the front desk person was helpful in making arrangements for tours and an excursion to/from Morro de São Paulo.
Unfortunately, this hotel is on the opposite side of town. It is a very expensive taxi to get to and from the historic town center. The only other negative was in regards to the options we were presented with for getting to and from Morro de Sao Paolo. We were only provided with one method to get to and from Salvador to Morro de São Paulo via Cassi Tours. This was the worst possible way to get to the island (and the longest at 4+ hours). I'm assuming the hotel receives a percentage of the sales of Cassi Tours that they book with their guests. The faster method would have been a direct boat ride that takes 2.5 hours from Salvador to Morro de Sao Paolo.