New Year’s Eve Salvador 2020

New Year’s Eve Salvador 2020
Salvador hosts one of the best New Year’s Eve party in Brazil, called Festival da Virada, which happens for 5 days and starts on December 28th. The party takes place at Boca do Rio, by the beach, on December 31st. Several Brazilian artists perform on the stage of the party, which is free of charge.  

If you want to enjoy the party in a comfortable area, you can buy tickets to Elegance or Virada areas. Prices range from R$ 130 to R$ 840 and sales are already open. Last year, Festival da Virada party received 800 thousand people in New Year’s Eve in Salvador.

Axé queen Ivete Sangalo and Brazilian musician Luan Santana are already confirmed to perform in New Year’s Eve 2020 in Salvador. Other artists should be announced very soon. Sangalo will command the countdown to the new year and after that, a fireworks show welcomes 2020. 

Besides of the traditional Festival da Virada, other city neighborhoods also provides unforgettable pyrotechnic shows, like Barra, Rio Vermelho, Amaralina, Jardim de Alah, Patamares, Itapuã, Cajazeiras, Periperi, Paripe, Ribeira, Boa Viagem, Santo Antônio Além do Carmo, Ilha dos Frades (Praia de Paramana), Bom Jesus dos Passos e Ilha de Maré (Praia de Santana).

Due to the great number of tourists, many bus companies asks the passengers to buy tickets in advance, because even with additional buses, bus tickets may be sold out very fast.

How to get there

Getting in Salvador 

Who travels by bus to Salvador arrives at Salvador Bus Station or, if you are coming by plane, you land at Salvador Bahia Airport

Getting in Boca do Rio

During New Year’s Eve, it is recommended to choose public transport in Salvador due to traffic changes.

To arrive at Boca do Rio from Salvador Bus Station you just need to take one of the following bus lines 0924, 1637, 1637-01 or S017. Get down at Emiliano Galiza Street, by Atakadão Atakarejo.

From Salvador Airport, you can get subway line 2-Blue from the Airport station to Imbuí station - from there, you can walk to the beach or go to Imbuí Terminal and get one of the bus lines 0903, 0931 or S017. If you only wanna take the bus, you can get lines 1001, 1002, 1003 or S043 from the airport to Otávio Mangabeira Av.

Pay attention to public transportation timetable at the end of the year.

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