16 places to get to know Salvador with your pet

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Parque da Cidade.. Salvador Bahia Foto: Amanda Oliveira.
Porto da Barra. Salvador Bahia. Foto Amanda Oliveira.

Take advantage of the walk with your pets to visit the capital of Bahia

Have you thought about getting to know Salvador and taking your pet on a fun ride through different points of the Bahian capital? For those who want to get away from the routine, several public and private places have adopted the pet friendly concept to welcome you and your furry friend.

There are shopping malls, parks, burger places, squares, tourist sites and beaches where you can change the scenery of your daily walk with your pet and still enjoy the beauties of our city. Check out the tips! Oh, remember to take a plastic bag to collect your little friend’s poop on the way 🙂

See the list below:

1 – Parque da Cidade

Starting with one of the most beautiful clichés in Salvador, Parque da Cidade is easily accessible and is practically in the heart of the city. With a huge green area, your pet will have plenty of space to explore and new friends to play with. The park has one of the largest botanical reserves in the city.
Current hours of operation: Monday to Saturday, 5:00 am to 10:00 pm

Address: Avenida Antônio Carlos Magalhães, no number

2 – Eco Square

Strolling along Rio Vermelho, a bohemian neighborhood in the city, the first container village in Salvador is an almost obligatory stop. While enjoying the company of your pet, you can eat and drink in one of the many options on site.
Opening hours: 11am to 11pm, but each store has specific hours

Address: Rua Conselheiro Pedro Luiz, 348, Rio Vermelho

3 – Dog parks

If you’re in the mood for a walk more geared towards the dog, a good choice is the dog parks created by the city of Salvador. They are filled with equipment that can be used in activities for training and guidance, physical exercise, in addition to physiotherapy series for post-surgical rehabilitation.

Where to find them:

Afonso Ruy Square (Itaigara)
Beijoim Square (Caminho das Árvoes)
Nossa Senhora Assunção Square (Pituba)
Parque Júlio César Square (Pituba)
Dendezeiros Square (Bonfim)
Vale dos Rios Square (Step)
Rua Reitor Miguel Calmon Square (Canela)
ACM Square (São Caetano)

4 – Porto da Barra Beach

One of the most beautiful urban beaches in the world shouldn’t be seen by human eyes only. Sun, beach, relaxation… just be careful not to let the acarajé fall on the sand, otherwise the smart boy can bite into it. Frying is bad for the dog. As the beach has practically no waves and the waters are usually very warm, your pet will love diving if he knows how to swim.

Opening hours: variable depending on the pandemic

5. Parque dos Ventos de Salvador

Does your pet have a lot of energy and little space indoors? So take him for a walk at Parque dos Ventos de Salvador, in Boca do Rio. The outdoor space has 85,000 square meters (almost 10 times the size of Arena Fonte Nova) and faces the sea. The lawn is huge and there are also spaces for sports for people of all ages.

Address: Parque dos Ventos de Salvador
Avenida Octávio Mangabeira, S/N – Boca do Rio

6 – Pelourinho

When that friend from abroad comes to Salvador, the first place you take him or her is Pelourinho. And why not take a tour around the big houses listening to the drumming of Olodum along with your pet? The irregular floor can be a challenge for your little friend, but that won’t spoil the experience as it can walk along the sidewalks. After all, Pelourinho is in the heart of the Historic Center of Salvador, it has many streets full of stories for you to know and for your pet to sniff.

7 – Solar Gastronomia

One of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Salvador is Rio Vermelho. It’s worth taking your pet for a walk there and also getting to know Solar Gastronomia together with him. The space is receptive to the presence of animals, as long as they are wearing a leash.

Address: Rua da Fonte do Boi, 24 – Rio Vermelho
Operation: every day

8 – Dique do Tororó

Does your pet have a lot of energy to spend and enjoy a walk in contact with nature? Dique do Tororó is a good option for outdoor fun. A walking path surrounds the 110,000 cubic meter pond. In addition to the tour, you can also see eight sculptures of orixás floating in the mirror-like water. They were installed in 1998 and are signed by the artist Tatti Moreno.

Operation: every day

9 – Ponta do Humaitá

In the Lower City, one of the most beautiful sunsets in Salvador will be more beautiful in the company of your buddy. The best time to get there is at 4pm.
Address: Fort Mont Serrat, in Mont Serrat

10. Parque dos Dinossauros

Have you ever imagined an encounter between dinosaurs and dogs? This mixture is possible in Salvador. The former Lagoa dos Frades, in the Stiep neighborhood, close to the old Convention Center, was completely reclassified earlier this year and is now called Lagoa dos Dinossauros. On site, there are 14 dinosaur sculptures, offering an outdoor leisure option for you, your family and your pet.

Address: Former Lagoa dos Frades, in the Stiep district, close to the old Convention Center
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 6 am to 5 pm

11 – Bravo Burguer

The walk with your pet requires a lot of running and playing. After all the effort, you will probably be hungry. If you’re near a Bravo Burguer store, you don’t have to go home to drop off your pet and go back to eat. The chain’s units – Pituba, Paralela, Barra, Shopping da Bahia and Horto – accept the entry of animals of all sizes. Permission is only in outdoor areas. The recommendation is to keep the dogs on the ground and on a leash at all times. Shopping da Bahia and Paralela Mall stores follow the rules of the malls.
More information and addresses: Instagram: @eusoubravo

12 – Campo Grande Square

Your pet probably doesn’t know how to cry by the caboclo’s foot*, but that doesn’t mean it will not enjoy a walk in one of the most beautiful squares in Salvador – and in the center of the city. With plenty of area to run and trees to sniff, the place is a treat for pets and guardians.
Opening hours: from 5am to 10pm.

13 – Barra Lighthouse

A cliché that is worth it: spend the afternoon on the lawn, enjoy the sunset and stroll along the sidewalk to the Christ. Just be careful with the heat, as shadows are limited there. So bring plenty of water and, if you need to, take a dip in the nearest sea.

14 – Imbuí Snack Bars

If you are going for a walk with your pet and you are in the mood for a cold beer, there is no better place than the highest concentration of bars per square meter in Salvador! Some Imbuí snack bars accept the furriest customers: Terapia Restaurante e Bar, Portal do Imbuí, Nova Alegria, Barraca do Carneiro, Barraca Imbuí and Zurca.
Address: Avenida Jorge Amado, central part, Imbuí

15 – Melt Hamburgueria

Going to a hamburger restaurant sounds like torture for your dog, since he will not be allowed to enjoy the food offered by the place. This is not the case with Melt Hamburgueria. In addition to accepting all breeds and sizes, the place also offers an exclusive snack for the dear dogs.

Address: Shopping Boulevard, 161
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm and Friday to Sunday from 5:00 pm to 12:00 am

16 – Praça Irmã Dulce

The Bahian saint square makes no distinction among its faithful types and is a great option to walk around with your pet in the Lower City. The site underwent several interventions, having its area expanded to around 18 thousand m².

Address: Largo de Roma, Lower City.

Did you like the tips? Then, the next time you go for a walk with your pet, avoid the sameness and get to know the city! There are many cool alternatives for people and dogs!

*”Chorar ao pé do Caboclo”: Popular expression used in the capital of Bahia. It means “go look for something to do” or “stop whining” and reports going to Jardim do Campo Grande to walk and sit at the foot of the Caboclo monument, which represents the anonymous natives who fought against the Portuguese in the Bahian independence war.