Does anyone have any reccomendations of good places to stop off in between Salvador and Rio. Spending Carnival in Salvador next year then will travel by bus down to Rio. But am not in a particular hurry so thought i could perhaps stop in some smaller towns on the way down. If anyone has any advice about which are the nicest or any good sights on the way down to Rio it would be much appreciated.
Let me tell you about a few places I think you'll love.
There's a place called Morro de São Paulo (an island) 250 km from Salvador which is just beautiful. If you go on 450 km south, you'll arrive in Porto Seguro. From there there's a ferry that takes you (in 5 minutes) to sophisticated spots: Arraial d'ajuda and Trancoso. Go on 140 km and you'll find Caravelas, from there take a tour to Abrolhos Marine Park, amazing!
I don't know about Vitoria, I would go straight to Buzios and finally Rio.