The population center of Rio de Contas had its origin in the late seventeenth century, when travelers from Goiás and northern Minas Gerais, in search of the city of Salvador, capital of the Province of Bahia, founded a small village, which took the name of Crioulos – Landing point of […]
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
Rio de Contas is one of the oldest cities in the Chapada Diamantina region. With preserved baroque architecture from the 17th century, Rio de Contas was the first planned city in Brazil, in 1745, during the heyday of gold that seemed inexhaustible. Rio de Contas is home to communities of […]
Piatã is a municipality in the state of Bahia, in Brazil. It is the highest and coldest municipality in the state of Bahia, as well as in the entire Northeast Region of Brazil. With 1 280 meters of altitude, surpassing other mountainous municipalities in Bahia such as: Morro do Chapéu, […]
Palmeiras was founded in 1890 and lived its glory days with the extraction of diamonds. The old buildings of the square of the Mother Church of Bom Jesus and the Alcântara Palace are legacies of the mining times. The city of Palmeiras is known for being the gateway to the […]
Mucugê is located at 900m altitude in the middle of a privileged landscape. Mucugê is surrounded by beautiful mountains, rivers, waterfalls and caves. As noted, the city is also rich in history, having as one of the most striking features, the old colonial houses in Portuguese style. The main backdrop […]
Morro do Chapéu is a Brazilian municipality in the state of Bahia and its main tourist attractions are the Gruta dos Brejões and the Cachoeira do Ferro Doido. Before the arrival of Europeans, the place was inhabited by the Paiaiás Indians. The soil was good for planting and many of […]
Lençóis is the gateway to the Chapada Diamantina. The city of Lençóis emerged when diamond deposits were discovered in Mucugê, in the mid-19th century. At that time, adventurers arrived in large numbers and set up tents that, from afar, looked like stretched sheets, which gave rise to the name. Lençóis […]
Iraquara is a Brazilian municipality of the state of Bahia. The municipality is located in the microregion of the Chapada Diamantina Chapada Diamantina and has a large number of caves, waterfalls and caverns, most of which are open to the public.[ Iraquara is also known as “City of Caves”, Iraquara stands out for its large number […]
Ibicoara located in the Chapada Diamantina, the city of Ibicoara, which means “hole in the earth”, attracts tourists for its gastronomy, culture and beautiful waterfalls. The city of Ibicoara is located in the Chapada Diamantina. The municipality emerged in the 19th century with the arrival of prospectors in the chapada […]
Andaraí is abundant in attractions, the municipality is in the central region of the National Park. Andaraí is among the cities that found their economic and population apogee during the diamond cycle. Abundant in attractions, the municipality is in the central region of the National Park. Andaraí is among the […]
The scenery of Chapada Diamantina, world famous for its rich biodiversity, is formed by landscapes of mountainous relief, free falls, underground lakes, as well as a large number of springs, waterfalls, rapids, canyons and caves that make it an excellent place for the practice of adventure tourism and ecological tourism. […]
Trekking in the Pati Valley is considered one of the most beautiful in the country. Trekking lovers can choose from the lightest trails with a few hours of walking, to an unforgettable adventure of up to six days around the Pati Valley. A fantastic place, which mixes the rare specimens […]
The Chapada Diamantina National Park offers several trekking trails in canyons, caves, steep hills, huge waterfalls, bromeliads and coca cola colored rivers. Lençóis is the city that receives the most tourists, it is full of charm, inns and delicious restaurants. Igatu, a pre-Columbian city, is known as the Brazilian Machu […]
You can still dive inside the Blue Well and enjoy the fantastic experience of swimming inside the illuminated well. Those who know how to swim try to avoid the life jacket, but just dip your face in the Blue Well to understand why so much care is taken. See the […]
The Poço Encantado is a spectacle of nature all year round, especially in winter, when a ray of sunlight falls on the surface of the well through an opening at the top of the cave and illuminates it, making its waters even bluer. It is an impressive phenomenon (150 km […]
The Torrinha Cave is one of the most complete in Brazil, considering the richness and diversity of its speleothems. When passing through Chapada, be sure to visit the Torrinha cave in the Chapada Diamantina. Located in the Iraquara region, the second largest concentration of caves in the country, the Torrinha […]