In Chapada Diamantina there are 359 species of birds, according to data published in 1999. Among them are endemic species from different Brazilian biomes and 21 threatened with extinction. The Chapada Diamantina is known for its beautiful natural landscapes and when it comes to birds, the chapada is home to […]
Chapada Diamantina region
The Chapada Diamantina is a region of mountains, located in the centre of the Brazilian state of Bahia, where almost all the rivers of the Paraguaçu, Jacuípe and Rio de Contas basins are born.
Tourism in Chapada Diamantina
Chapada Diamantina is ideal for trekking and extreme sports with magnificent landscapes and historic cities such as Rio de Contas, Piatã, Palmeiras, Mucugê, Lençóis, Iraquara and Andaraí.
These streams of water spring from the peaks and slide down the relief in beautiful rivulets, plummeting into bubbling waterfalls and forming transparent natural pools.
The national park is administered by the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation.
The vegetation is exuberant, composed of species of semi-arid caatinga and mountain flora, with emphasis on bromeliads, orchids and evergreens.
The Chapada Diamantina is composed of 24 municipalities: Abaíra and its districts Ouro Verde and Catolés, Andaraí, Barra da Estiva, Ibitiara, Iramaia, Itaetê, Marcionílio Souza, Morro do Chapéu, Novo Horizonte, Palmeiras, Rio de Contas and its districts Arapiranga and Marcolino Moura, Seabra, Souto Soares, Tapiramutá, Utinga, Wagner, Boninal, Bonito, Ibicoara and its districts Cascavel and Capão da Volta, Iraquara and its districts Iraporanga and Água de Rega, Jussiape and its district Caraguataí, Lençóis, Mucugê, Nova Redenção and Piatã and its districts Cabrália and Inúbia.
Chapada Diamantina Tourism and Travel Guide
The Chapada Diamantina, a region in the heart of Bahia that has a national park that conserves 152,000 hectares with hundreds of waterfalls, archaeological sites and sumptuous geology. The scenic beauty of the Chapada Diamantina National Park pleases natives and tourists alike, it is a territory that has a vast […]
The small village Vale do Capão or Capão Valley which is also called Vila de Caeté-Açu has about 3 thousand residents, belonging to the municipality of Palmeiras, 460 km from Salvador and 70 km from Lençóis, it has a privileged territory, with several trails that lead to hills, rivers, waterfalls, […]
Chapada Diamantina, in Bahia, has several attractions for sports and adventure lovers. Among them, the main ones are certainly the famous waterfalls, some considered the highest and most beautiful in Brazil. One of the best known natural parks in the country is the Chapada Diamantina, a destination for nature lovers […]
A sequence of large and beautiful waterfalls of the Chapada Diamantina await you. You will find hundreds of waterfalls from north to south of the Parque Nacional da Chapada Diamantina, but the biggest and most famous is the Cachoeira da Fumaça, with its more than 385 meters high. Many of […]
Mining and garimpo were the great economic engines of Chapada Diamantina centuries ago. First gold, found in the 18th century in Rio de Contas and Jacobina, then diamond, whose first deposits were discovered in the early 19th century in Mucugê. Many of the towns of the Chapada da Diamantina retain […]
Vila do Ventura originated with escaped miners from the municipality of Lençóis and the discovery of diamond and carbonate. Vila Ventura in the municipality of Lençóis Fugitive prospectors from the municipality of Lençóis, around 1840 take shelter in the grottos of the farm of Col. Porfírio Pereira near a waterfall (today […]
Igatu, Poço Azul and Poço Encantado are one of the most important attractions of the Chapada Diamantina. Igatu is a district of the municipality of Andaraí, in the state of Bahia, in Brazil. Igatu has a historic stone house, from the 19th century, a remnant of the Diamond Cycle era […]
Marimbus lies between the municipalities of Lençóis and Andaraí and the starting point for the semi-arid mini wetlands of Bahia, or simply, Marimbus, is from the Quilombola Community of Remanso, located about 20 kilometers from the city of Lençóis. The Quilombola Community of Remanso is recognized as cultural heritage by […]
Pico das Almas, Pico do Itobira and Pico do Barbado is a special itinerary for lovers of trekking. Pico das Almas is the dividing line for the municipalities of Livramento de Nossa Senhora and Rio de Contas. With 1,958 meters, it is the 3rd highest point in the Northeast Region […]
The Sempre-Viva flower or Sempre-Viva flower is widely used as a cut flower in the making of fresh or dried floral arrangements and is typical of the Chapada Diamantina. The Municipal Park Projeto Sempre-Viva in Mucugê protects numerous species of local fauna and flora and has as its main objective […]
The town of Campo Formoso in the Chapada Diamantina is known for its caves and emerald trade. The municipality of Campo Formoso, an age known for the production of emeralds, 414 kilometers from Salvador, also hosts the Precious Stones and Handicrafts Fair. The Chapada Diamantina in Bahia and has in […]
The Chapada Diamantina receives all year round divers who come after sites with crystal clear waters such as the Gruta da Pratinha and Poço Azul, where the skeletons of prehistoric animals were found. Chapada Diamantina has several diving spots. View the map Chapada Diamantina Diving spots in Chapada Diamantina Blue Grotto […]
The town of Campo Formoso in Bahia is known for its caves and emerald trade. Campo Formoso is located in the Chapada Diamantina and has in its territory many caves with various types of interior formation. In addition to the largest cave, in extension, in the Southern Hemisphere: Toca da […]
Rio de Contas is a historic part of the Chapada Diamantina. The city is one of the tourist destinations in Bahia that attracts visitors not only because of its natural beauty and ecological trails, but also because of the memory preserved by the best preserved colonial houses in the region. […]
When we hear about Chapada Diamantina, the city that immediately comes to our mind is Lençóis – BA, which already for this reason becomes the first option of travel to the Chapada, making the whole wave of tourists opt for it that has a structure focused on them. But when […]