São Desidério is a small town located in the western region of Bahia, 900 km from Salvador, and has been gaining fame among tourists who are passionate about nature and extreme sports. This is because the city has more than 100 caves perfect for those who enjoy climbing and hiking. […]
São Francisco Valley
The cities that are in the São Francisco Valley have a great tourist potential due to the cultural wealth accumulated since colonial times.
In addition, great surprises are found along the way for those who decide to explore its landscapes.
Tourism in the São Francisco Valley
The São Francisco Valley is the region that is drained by the São Francisco River and its tributaries.
It is largely located in the states of Minas Gerais, Bahia, Pernambuco, Sergipe and Alagoas.
It is a fertile area that has received several federal and government irrigation investments.
It has become an important fruit and vegetable producer.
The sub-region that has developed most is the one comprised of the cities of Juazeiro (Bahia) and Petrolina (Pernambuco), which has become the largest urban conglomerate in the semi-arid region.
Its production is almost completely exported through the Petrolina airport and the Suape ports, both in Pernambuco and the Aratu port in Salvador-Ba, and also through the Producer’s Market in Juazeiro-BA, the biggest commercial warehouse in the North-Northeast of Brazil.
In the tourist remapping of the State of Bahia, the region of the São Francisco Lakes and Canyons was indicated and approved by the State Forum as a new tourist zone to be developed.
The destination is in the consolidation process and is formed by the municipalities of Juazeiro, Casa Nova, Curaçá, Remanso and Sobradinho.
Juazeiro da Bahia, the main border point between the states of Bahia and Pernambuco, maintains a thriving commerce on the banks of the São Francisco River and a modern agro-industrial pole, with intense export activity.
The city still keeps some monuments of the civil architecture of the last century, having been modernised with the urbanisation of the riverfront and the renovation of the arches of the Eurico Gaspar Dutra bridge, now occupied by small bars and restaurants.
Vale do São Francisco Tourism and Travel Guide
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