Baía de Todos-os-Santos (Bay of All Saints)
On 1 November 1501, the expedition led by mariner Italian Americo Vespúcio, under the command of Pedro Álvares Cabral in exploration of the “tupiniquim” coast, and saw ”a big and beautiful bay”, which named it the Baía de Todos-os-Santos (Bay of All Saints), in allusion to date: All Saints Day. Officially, this is the largest bay in Brazil.
In one of the most beautiful national scenarios, with calm sea and crystalline waters, surrounded by the Atlantic Forest in contrast to the vastmangroves, salt marshes and coral reefs, the Bay is the splendor of Bahia state until today, attracting tourists from all over with its charms and magic, the joy on this earth, where nature makes his reign.
Caminhos do Jiquiriçá
Waterfalls, rivers, hills, lush flora and fauna have attracted the interest of many visitors, from those who seek contact with nature to those who turn to extreme sports.
The region of Jiquiriçá Basin is located about 150 km west of Salvador. Besides agriculture, its main economic base, tourism has become an important alternative source of income for the municipalities of Tourism Zone, where the presence of waterfalls, rivers, hills, lush flora and fauna have attracted the interest of many visitors,from those who seek contact with nature to those who turn to extreme sports and adventure, such as horseback riding, trekking, canoeing and fishing. The heritage / cultural region is also rich and diverse and their crafts are made with care, all forming one capable of attracting tourist flows regional stakeholders to interact with nature and local culture.
The example of what happens in other regions of Bahia, where rural tourism is the sociocultural environment very favorable to its expansion, especially in those properties where natural resources – such as native forests, springs and rivers – are still preserved in the Valley can still be Jiquiriçá found farms that conserve distinctive features of a time when the economy was predominantly agrarian production structure in the state. This type of tourism is an important alternative source of income for farmers.
The Tourism Zone Caminhos do Jiquiriçá consists of two circuits: the circuit Jiquiriçá Valley, which includes the municipalities of Amargosa, Cravolândia, Elísio Medrado, Jiquiriçá, Laje, Milagres, Mutuípe, Santa Inês, São Miguel das Matas, Ubaíra and Itiruçu; and the circuit Recôncavo Sul, composed by the cities of Castro Alves, Conceição do Almeida, Cruz das Almas, Dom Macedo Costa, Santa Terezinha, Santo Antônio de Jesus, São Felipe, Varzedo and Itatim.
Caminhos do oeste
The West of Bahia, bathed by the San Francisco River and its tributaries, is a paradise of crystal clear waters that feed throughout the Far West. It has an incomparable beauty, with waterfalls, caves and cave paintings.
It was against this background that explorers and settlers explored the region. The cities of Bom Jesus da Lapa, Barriers and Current River Valley offers many attractions, both for those who like adventure and for those seeking tranquility.
Caminhos do sertão
It is predominantly reddish stunning scenery of this region, where the clay floor cracksin the sun, and the resection margins of the rivers form an unmistakable, muddy with several plates in different shapes. They are true works of art of nature in resistance to sunlight, which insists on punishing.
Area of scrub, the dominant vegetation consists of dry plants without leaves, where the species that survive, like the prickly pear cactus, are the strongest, as the population that inhabits the region. Differentiated population, which exceeds the neglect of natural resources with a naive joy. Workforce and hospitality are the main qualities that people admire what seems to be everything you see. The thermal waters of Jet and the large hill that is installed in Monte Santo, point to climate differently from other localities are highly sought after by tourists, who seek the blessings of nature in the remote countryside. The feet Xiquexique, Mimosa Flower, umburana, jujube, cactus and macambira survive well to the climate and help man to keep and feed the animals.
Caminhos do sudoeste
In the new resort remapping of the State of Bahia, was named the Southwest regionand approved by the State Forum as a new tourist area to be developed. The fate Caminhos do sudoeste (Paths of the Southwest) is in the process of consolidation.