The Chapada Diamantina brings together diverse natural and cultural attractions in the heart of Bahia. Right script for those seeking peace and quiet or who is behind thestory and adventure.
The vast Atlantic, the flower fields and green plains of endless share the landscapewith touches of caatinga and cerrado. Huge cliffs, gorges, canyons, caves, caves, rivers and waterfalls complete the picture of rare beauty of Chapada Diamantina.Initially inhabited by Native Maracas, the fact of occupation of the region dates back to the heydays of the exploitation of mines and minerals, from 1710, when gold was found near Rio de Small Accounts, marking the beginning of the arrival of pioneers and explorers. In 1844, colonization is driven by the discovery of valuable diamonds in the vicinity of Rio Mucugê, and traders, colonists, foreign Jesuits and spread to thevillages, controlled and regulated by the power of wealth. Agricultural activity falls onthe opulence of the gold rush.
Haven of natural beauty, the Plateau covers a great diversity of fauna and flora. More than 50 types of orchids, bromeliads and vines, and rare animal species such as thegiant anteater, giant armadillo, porcupine, wild cats, capybaras and many types ofbirds and snakes. The Chapada Diamantina National Park, created in the late 80thcentury. XX, acts as a body guard of all this exuberance.
Costa das baleias
Costa do cacau
About 180 km between the towns of Itacare and Canavieiras, form the so called Cocoa Coast. Haven of natural beauty, rivers lined with cocoa farms, unspoiled beaches, vastcoconut plantations, in the midst of the Atlantic forest, and dense mangroves. The region enchanted by the landscapes and opulence of the heydays of the “black gold”.The architecture preserves the colonial mansion of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, in cobbled streets, churches and old houses, home to an important part ofnational history and dating back to the period in which cocoa production and exportswere the primary activity of the Brazilian economy. Setting for movies, novels andnovels - largely the work of writer Jorge Amado, translated in several countries, is set in Ilheus, the main town on the Costa - the region, and historical stronghold, is the right destination for those seeking entertainment and contact with nature.
Canavieiras, Ilheus, Itabuna, Itacare, Santa Luzia, Una and Uruçuca offer various options to visitors. The abundance of peaks ranges from beaches to practice surfing and fishing spots - especially bass, Canavieiras - the calm waters and deserted paradises. Waterfalls radicals - such as the Cleandro in Itacare - rivers and streamsare an invitation to the practice of adrenaline and adventure sports like rafting,abseiling and canoeing.
Costa do dendê
Situated between the mouth of the river and Jaguaripe Camamu Bay, Palm Coast is averitable mosaic of beaches, bays, mangroves, rocky shores, salt marshes, springs,ponds, rivers, waterfalls and estuaries. Its 115 km of coastline include the cities of Valencia, Morro de Sao Paulo, Boipeba, Igrapiúna, Cairndow, Camamu Taperoá, NiloPecanha, Ituberá and Maraú.
The pristine beaches, clear water and warm, with varied backgrounds of coral reefsand framed by vast coconut plantations, are among the best in the country of its kind in most guidebooks. The archipelago of the river Una River is home to a variety of idyllic islands - Tinharé, Boipeba, Cairndow. The stunning Bay Camamu opens in ten unexplored islands with native vegetation and palm trees. The endless mangroves serve as nursery for bass, mullet, crabs, shrimps, prawns, oysters and scooters. An extensive Contracosta the placid waters are ideal for navigation, sailing, diving andfishing.
The peaks are towering waterfalls to practice sports. A conservation area preserves the rich fauna and flora. The abundant palm trees, spice that gives the peculiar taste of Bahian cuisine, add the finishing touches on the local scene. The nature of this hidden paradise of great ecological diversity divides the landscape with a rich historical legacy of colonial Brazil. The primitive villages preserve traditional cultural characteristics.