Salvador Bahia is another large city, with a population of around 3.7M. The city was the original capital of Brazil and one of the first cities in the "New World". It is known for it's parties, out going people, carnival parades, beaches and beautiful weather. There are over 30 miles of beaches, and many hotels are found along the water front, giving beach front access to their patrons. The waters are calm and ideal for swimming, underwater fishing, and scuba diving. There are also open sea inlets with strong waves, ideal for surfers. Children can great swimming areas where reefs surround some beaches creating natural pools of stone. The local cuisine is spicy and based on seafood, with many dishes using coconuts. The main airport is Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (SSA).