At the heart of the Brazilian state of Bahia, are the Chapada Diamantina, a region of mountains, where many rivers are born, including the Paraguaçu Jacuípe and Contas Rivers. These small streams of water from natural springs slide down these mountains forming beautiful streams that tumbe over waterfalls and form bubbling transparent pools, only to continue on through the state to the ocean.
The national park is administered by the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation. The vegetation is lush, composed of species of savanna and semi-arid mountain flora, especially bromeliads, orchids and evergreens. Some natural attractions are simply spectacular, such as the Smokey Falls with its 380 meters of waterfalls or the gorgeous Enchanted Well. There are so many attractions that it's impossible to do everything on one outting. Visiting caves, bathing in waterfalls, trekking on old miners trails, horseback riding or simply playing sports in the open green areas. The plateau holds together valleys, ridges, and alternative communities like the Capon Valley.
The two highest points in the state are here, Pico do Barbado at 2,033 meters, which is the highest point in the northeast and the Pico das Almas at 1958 meters. Simply walking, breathing in the fresh air and admiring the landscape are the primary tourist activities who visit the highlands. Crystal clear waters, colored sands, beautiful hills, flowers and Brazilian vegetation await all who visit these majestic mountains.
If you're interested in nature, trekking and enjoying the great outdoors, make this national park a stop on your tour of Brazil.
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Map of Chapada DiamantinaAddress: Parque Nacional Chapada Diamantina Bahia - Brazil
Activities near to Chapada Diamantina
|Ilha do Mêdo Itaparica (beach) -
One of the smallest of the Bay of All Saints islands, with an area of only 12,000 square meters, Ilha do Mêdo Itaparica belongs to the city of Itaparica. This island is uninhabited today because it lacks any source of freshwater. It is the first Ecological Station of the Bay of All Saints and its predominant vegetation is lush with a forest of mangrove trees.
The island is shrouded in mystery and lege...|
Address: Ilha do Mêdo Itaparica - BA
Distance: 282.81km from the Chapada Diamantina
|Boipeba Island (beach) - With 20 miles of semi-deserted beaches, the island of Boipeba is an invitation to anonymity.The difficult access is the one responsible for maintaining the "secret" this pearl of the coast of Bahia. Virtually intact, almost wild, Boipeba Island also has a little help from the local population, which strives to preserve nature and guide the tourists to leave everything just the way he found, indeed, as ever.Human intervention is viewed w...|
Address: Ilha de Boipeba Bahia
Distance: 286.74km from the Chapada Diamantina
|Isle of Friars (beach) -
Declared an ecological reserve in 1982, the Isle of Friars occupies an area of approximately 1,335 hectares, with many beautiful beaches, palm trees, lakes, waterfalls and typical Atlantic vegetation including many native Brazilian trees. You can actually walk around the entire island on foot at low tide.
Marine tourism and recreational sports are heavily practiced here, thanks to the quiet beaches. Scuba diving...|
Address: Ilha dos Frades Salvador - BA
Distance: 286.99km from the Chapada Diamantina
|Ilhas Bimbarras (beach) -
Access is via boat only, the island is 17 nautical miles from Salvador and is part of an eco tourism project in the Bay of all Saints.
The project on Ilhas Bimbarras is an example of preservation of rain forest, based on the principle of balance that exists in the whole ecosystem, where man must not only occupy it in a rational way, but retrieve it and preserve it. This project is characterized by its self-sustai...|
Address: Ilha Bimbarras Madre de Deus - BA
Distance: 288.23km from the Chapada Diamantina
|Itaparica Island (beach) - It is the largest maritime island in Brazil with 239 km ² offering beautiful landscapes formed by tropical vegetation, surrounded by coral beaches, historic monuments and an excellent urban infrastructure. It is located 31.5 nautical miles (17 km) from Salvador and its main access is through the Terminal Marítimo de São Joaquim (Ferry Boat or catamaran) with about 40 minutes away and landing in Terminal maritime Good Dispatch there, ...|
Address: Itaparica - BA
Distance: 288.55km from the Chapada Diamantina
|Ribeira Beach (beach) -
Considered one of the most charming beaches in Salvador, Praia da Ribeira has a very calm bay, where the water is nearly mirrored at times and is used for training and competitions for waters sports such as rowing, sailing and canoeing competitions where the calm water is a necessity for the competitions. Previously the calm waters of the cove had been used for landing airplanes, and today the old station that received the plan...|
Address: Praia da Ribeira, Salvador BA
Distance: 289.06km from the Chapada Diamantina
|Ilha de Madre de Deus (beach) -
ISLE OF MOTHER OF GOD
This island is roughly 70 km away from Salvador, with access via car or bus.
It is a city of great importance due to the existence of the maritime terminal of Petrobras. They are part of the City Guard and Maria Island beach Suape. Most notable are the buildings at the top of the Matrix, the homes of Peter and Laudelino Pinheiro Gomes, and on the beach in the House of Suape Tw...|
Address: Madre de Deus - BA
Distance: 289.59km from the Chapada Diamantina
|Ilha da Maré (beach) - It is located in the center of the Bay of All Saints, near the Port of Aratu.To get there it becomes boats from Salvador, Praia de São Tomé de Paripe or Ferry Terminal. The boats leave every hour on the hour and the trip is about 30 minutes.Its main beaches are: Itamoabo, das Neves, Praia Grande, Botelho de Santana and Oratory or Tide.This beautiful island, formed by small villages, is rich in vegetation but has no fresh water. In the...|
Address: lha da Maré Salvador - BA
Distance: 299.38km from the Chapada Diamantina
|Institute of Crafts Visconde de Maua (market) -
Created on 20.03.1939 and Industrial Institute Female Visconde de Maua, in order to provide, in the main population centers of the state, the clothing industry at home.
In 1966 it was transformed into a local authority, linked to Setrabes / Department of Labor and Social Welfare under the name Industrial Institute Visconde de Maua, whose purpose was to teach and coordinate the teaching of handicraft in the state.
In 1983 cha...|
Address: Lgo Porto Barra, 2 - Barra, Salvador - BA, 40140-970, Brazil
Distance: 303.23km from the Chapada Diamantina
|Delícias do Porto da Barra (market) -
A must-see event is the Porto da Barra Delights (Delícias do Porto da Barra) craft and food fair, an event with a partnership with Institute of Crafts Visconde de Maua. (11772)
The fair gathers cooks selling the delicacies of typical Bahian cuisine and artisans. The diverse menu features from enhanced dishes, such as "feijoada" (typical Brazilian dish prepared with black beans with a variety of salte...|
Address: Largo do Porto da Barra Salvador - BA
Distance: 303.23km from the Chapada Diamantina
|Tamina Park (activity) -
Rod BR 324 s/n km 17,2, 41300500 Salvador
The Tamina Park has four pools of different sizes and water-pipes, traditional toys and mechanical minizoo, offers bars, snack-food restaurant, snack bar and pizzeria.
Admission: R$ 9.00.
Children under 1 meter and above 60 years old are free.
Address: Simões Filho - Bahia, Brasil
Distance: 303.31km from the Chapada Diamantina
Restaurants near to Chapada Diamantina
Acarajé da Nide is a Northeast Brazilian restaurant that is roughly 119.25km from Chapada Diamantina and can be found at Praça Gago Coutinho, s/n
Abdul is a International restaurant that is roughly 119.25km from Chapada Diamantina and can be found at Praça Gago Coutinho, s/n
Abará de Panela is a Northeast Brazilian restaurant that is roughly 119.25km from Chapada Diamantina and can be found at Rua Padre Agostinho Gomes, s/n
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