Chapada Diamantina

This vast National Park is one of the many natural wonders of the state of Bahia. Lençois is the main city of the Parque Nacional da Chapada Diamantina (founded 1985), which contains 932 sq miles of mountainous country.  There’s an abundance of native plants, hundreds of waterfalls, large caves with impressive stalagmite and stalactite formations, rivers with natural swimming pools, and superb trekking and walking through beautiful landscapes full of valleys and mountains with stunning views.  The town of Lençois, founded to exploit the diamonds in the region, is a historical monument and a colonial gem.  This town of approximately 8,000 inhabitants has lots of good restaurants with international cuisine.  The average temperature is a pleasant 79ºF.