The VaMoS workshop will be held at the Mercure Salvador Rio Vermelho Hotel.


Single and double room rate: R$ 288 / night (+5% tax)
(currency converters – US Dollar (USD)Euro (EUR), and others)

Note: VaMoS 2016 participants have to inform they will attend the workshop to take advantage of this special rate.

Visit the Mercure Hotel website (click here)

Our Recommendation


Ibis Salvador Rio Vermelho Hotel                          (walking distance from the conference hotels)

Visit the Ibis Salvador Rio Vermelho website (click here)

Other Hotels


Golden Tulip Rio Vermelho (book here)
Room rate: R$ 380 / night (average)
(currency converters – US Dollar (USD), Euro (EUR), and others)
Distance from the conference hotels: 900m (0.5 miles).



Bahia Othon Palace Hotel (book here)
Room rate: R$ 200 / night (average)
(currency converters – US Dollar (USD), Euro (EUR), and others)
Distance from the conference hotels: 4km (2.5 miles).



Barra Hostel
Distance from the conference hotels: 5.6 km (3.5 miles)
Address: Rua Arthur Neiva, 04 – Barra

Ondina Hostel
Distance from the conference hotels: 7 km (4.3 miles)
Address: Rua Norma Guimarães Sampaio, 50

Porto Hostel
Distance from the conference hotels: 7 km (4.3 miles)
Address: Rua Barão de Sergy, 197 – Barra

Laranjeiras Hostel
Distance from the conference hotels: 7.5 km (4.7 miles)
Address: Rua da Ordem Terceira, 13 – Pelourinho


Flight Search



Airport Shuttle

The VAMOS 2016 organisation has established a fellowship with transportation professionals. Conference attendants may schedule a transportation service from the airport to the hotel (fee not included in the conference registration). We have made an agreement with two service providers. Both options are safe and reliable:

  • A service from a taxi company, Chame Taxi Salvador. The taxi service will charge R$80 (They ONLY accept cash in Brazilian Reals) per trip. The taxi driver will be waiting for your arrival with a VAMOS 2016 sign, and will take cash as payment as soon as you get to the hotel.
  • A service from a transportation company, Adval TURISMO.  For the transportation company service, the prices will vary according to the number of passengers. If you need specific information on the receipt for refunding purposes, they can make an arrangement for this.

If you have any questions, or if you would like to schedule for some these services, please send an email to Magno Luã (magnoluan [at] gmail [dot] com) with the subject “[VAMOS 2016] Transportation”. The email should contain the following information regarding your arrival in Salvador:

– Name of the passengers

– Where you are coming from

– Number of passengers

– Date and time

– Airline

– Flight number



Walking on the streets of the Historical District of Salvador is like being taken back to the ancient times of Brazilian History. The tour guides are very well prepared to explain how the colonization of this city happened. Until 1763, Salvador was the capital of the Portuguese Crown in Americas, besides being the main port of the southern hemisphere until the eighteenth century. With an extensive shoreline and a constant year round temperature (around 25º C/ 77º F), Salvador is an invitation to outdoor leisure activities.

The city’s tropical climate is enhanced by steady gentle breeze blowing in from the Atlantic Ocean and the All Saints’ Bay. With approximately 50km of beaches and one third of the shores of the All Saints’ Bay, Salvador is the ideal location for relaxing seaside vacations and the practice of water sports.

Salvador is considered the cultural capital of Brazil. Its people is formed by native Americans, Portuguese and Africans and present a unique ethnic and cultural diversity that stands out for its harmonious and democratic coexistence, rarely found in the world today.

The particular traits of each ethnic group that forms the city’s population create original music, dance and many other artistic and cultural expressions. For useful numbers, gastronomy, and other aspects of Salvador, please check