We are a group of four girls were planning on traveling to Carnival in Brazil. We have been doing our research and crossed out Rio because we heard about how dangerous it is. Right now we are trying to figure out if we should go to Salvador.
From my understanding, its relatively non dangerous throughout the year – but we are concerned with the crime levels during Carnival. We all want to go to Brazil and experience Carnival – but do NOT want to be worrying/panicking 24/7 about being robbed/groped/god knows what else. We are fine with being cautious and dealing with minor theft, but from what we heard about Rio, it was just HORRIBLE.
So basically what I would love to know is:
1. Is Salvador safe during Carnival?
2. If traveling to Brazil during Carnival, what other locations would you travel to other than Recife/Rio/Salvador?
3. Do you think that it is worth going to Carnival in Brazil if we do not go to Recife/Rio/Salvador?
Thanks SO much!