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If your trip to São Cristóvão is all locked in but your itinerary is a little on the empty side, we can give you a helping hand.
Few things beat discovering somewhere new. While you're in the area, Itapua Beach and Agricultural Exhibition Park of Salvador should be among them. Another top attraction to see is Ipitanga Beach.
São Cristóvão is wonderful, there's no doubt about that — but there's plenty more to see and do just outside its borders. Praia do Forte is just 34 miles away. Travelers who head here usually have Praia do Forte Beach on their to-do lists.
Nothing screams vacation like hopping in the car and driving to the seaside. São Cristóvão has some gorgeous beaches close by, so bring along a good book (and a kite if the wind's up) and take a road trip to one of these idyllic options:
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A rental car will help you get around the top sights with ease in São Cristóvão. If you're traveling on a shoestring and want to make your budget go further, a mini or a compact is a great idea. These smaller cars are cheap to run and a breeze to park. If you're traveling with the family, a full-size car or an SUV will give you room to move.
There's more than enough choice when it comes to renting a car in São Cristóvão. From people-movers with plenty of room to spare to economy rides that are a snap to park, you'll find it all here. Selecting your perfect match depends on how much you want to spend and what you intend to do. Some road trips are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas other adventures don't need anything more than four wheels and a gas pedal. The choice is yours.
Before you begin driving in São Cristóvão, you'll need to brush up on the local traffic laws. From which side of the road to drive on to parking restrictions, here's what you'll want to know:
In São Cristóvão, motorists stick to the right side. When traveling someplace new, it's smart to rent a vehicle with automatic transmission. That way, you can concentrate on the road and not worry about gear changes.
Getting a parking spot in São Cristóvão is a cinch. There's no need to circle the block in heavy traffic here — and that's why the locals love it. There's plentiful on and off-street parking on offer.
While motoring around the streets of São Cristóvão, keep in mind that the speed limits typically range from 30 km/h to 110 km/h. Most residential areas are 60 km/h unless marked otherwise.
Generally, one of two things will happen. Your rental car company may charge the fined amount to your credit card. This is the most common approach. Alternatively, it may provide your contact information to local law enforcement agencies so the fine is sent to you directly.
As in many places, regular cell phone usage is not allowed while driving a car in São Cristóvão. However, an exception applies for hands-free or Bluetooth capabilities. Just be sure to maintain focus on the road.
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit while operating a vehicle in São Cristóvão is 0.06%. If you're planning on partying, leave the car behind and organize another way of getting home instead.
Yes. However, before you turn you are required to bring the car to a complete stop and only proceed if the lane is free of traffic.
Seat belts should always be worn in Salvador. That being said, the rules may differ for certain vehicles, such as those used by public transportation networks.