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Chapada Diamantina National Park

The heart of Bahia is occupied by the huge Chapada Diamantina. Approximately 400 km from Salvador, the Chapada displays a scene of towering rock formations and vast plains covered with typical vegetation from the Cerrado biome. The region was once occupied by treasure hunters. Hence the name, in reference to the exploration of diamonds in the region.


Highlights

Mount of Pai Inácio (Morro do Pai Inácio)

In the Park, one of the main attractions is the Morro do Pai Inácio, with a panoramic view of the entire Chapada.


Lencois

Lençóis is the prettiest of the old diamond-mining towns in the Chapada Diamantina, a mountainous wooded oasis in the dusty sertão (backlands of the Northeast). While the town itself has charming cobbled streets, brightly painted 19th-century buildings, and appealing outdoor cafes and restaurants, the surrounding areas are the real attractions. Caves, waterfalls, idyllic rivers and panoramic plateaus set the stage for some fantastic adventures. (link)


Poço Azul 

Poço Azul  is a cavern where you can swim in the clearest water imaginable.