tips on how to get there, what to do, when to go and the place to remain

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Chapada Diamantina is without doubt one of the most wanted areas by vacationers in Bahia all yr spherical. Waterfalls, landscapes and trails cowl a number of municipalities, one of many primary ones being Mucugê.

The ambiance of the town is typical indoors, with delicate temperatures, tree-covered hills and squares filled with flowers. Situated within the heart of Chapada Diamantina Nationwide Park, Mucugê is a Nationwide Historic Landmark.

On this information, vacationers from Bahia, Brazil and overseas will discover crucial data to get pleasure from Mucugê in the easiest way – and on a finances. Right here you’ll learn to get to this paradise, what to do, when to go, the place to remain and the place to eat, along with realizing in regards to the historical past of the area. To verify:

Historical past

One of many oldest cities in Chapada Diamantina, based within the 18th century, Mucugê was the primary place in Bahia the place diamonds of actual worth had been discovered – in 1844.

After the disclosure of the invention, there was a motion of individuals in direction of the town. In 1848, over 30,000 inhabitants lived within the space, largely miners and merchants.

From 1871, the financial significance of the village started to say no as a consequence of competitors from South African diamonds. As diamond mining declined, plantations of sugar cane, grain, cotton, and occasional developed on the appropriate financial institution of the Contas River.

Along with the dazzling great thing about the native panorama, marked by waterfalls, valleys and canyons, the cultural heritage is enriched by tales of struggles for possession of the mining, towards the raids of the Coluna Prestes and the colonels. Data comes from Educating Historical past.

Methods to get to Mucuge

If you’re leaving Salvador, take the BR-324 to Feira de Santana. Then proceed till the intersection of Paraguaçu and BR-242. Go straight on and you’ll cross Itaberaba (85 km) and after 80 km, while you cross the Federal Police Station, simply flip left to take the BR-142 in direction of Mucugê/Andaraí. The journey takes about 6 hours.

  • Leaving Vitoria da Conquista

One other airport near the area is Vitória da Conquista. Leaving the town, take the BA-252 and BA-407 in direction of Anage. Then take a proper onto BA-142. You’ll cross via Sussuarana, Ituaçu, Barra de Estiva till you attain the anticipated Mucugê. The journey takes roughly 4 hours.

In case your flight landed in Lençóis, you also needs to take the BA-142 at Chapada Diamantina to achieve Mucugê. The journey takes roughly 2 hours.

when to go

The dry season in Chapada Diamantina runs from Might to September, with milder temperatures and fewer rainfall. In higher-altitude cities equivalent to Mucugê, temperatures can drop to 10ºC at night time. However the days are at all times enjoyable, a facilitator on the paths.

The height of the season in Chapada Diamantina is throughout lengthy holidays and faculty holidays. In July, December, January and February there are extra vacationers and, consequently, extra individuals within the sights.

What to do

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Poço Azul is positioned in Nova Redenção, 95 km from the middle of Mucugê. It takes about 2 hours by automotive. After you have parked your car, you’ll stroll down 213 steps from the automotive park.

Poço lives as much as its identify and has intense blue water. The very best time to go to Poço Azul is from February to October, ideally within the early afternoon. This fashion you benefit from the phenomenon extra.

With a depth that varies from 4 m to 21 m, the water has a nice temperature. As well as, you may swim with a snorkel and a life jacket. I’ve to put on a helmet to enter and guests are solely allowed inside for about 20 minutes.

Like Poço Azul, Encantado additionally has intense blue water as a result of presence of daylight within the cave. The very best time to watch this phenomenon is from February to October, between 10:00-13:30.

Nonetheless, in contrast to Poço Azul, diving within the water is prohibited there. The tour is for contemplation and photograph taking solely.

Situated in Itaeté, Poço Encantando is about 46 km from Mucugê (about 1 hour). Often journeys there and to Poço Azul happen on the identical day, as a result of the locations are comparatively shut: it is 88 km and 1h45 by automotive.

Formally generally known as the Santa Isabel Cemetery, the attraction is a good choice even for individuals who get pleasure from structure labeled as Byzantine. The cemetery was established round 1855, after a cholera epidemic hit the area, in keeping with official city corridor sources. The graves discuss with Catholic temples.

Situated within the Mucugê Municipal Park, the Semper Viva mission goals to contribute to the safety of the crops identified underneath the identical identify because the “Semper Vivas” mission, as they’ve been protected for some 60 years.

There are a number of waterfall choices within the area. Funis is a part of the route resulting in Vale do Pati. It has refreshing and calm waters that invite you to swim. The trail to the place has lovely surroundings.

Subsequent to Cachoeira dos Funis is the Cânion das Sete Quedas. The stroll lasts 2 hours, which is 7 km of strolling, passing Cachoeira das Andorinhas.

One other spotlight to not be missed is the Buracão waterfall in Ibicoara. After 3 km of the path, you can find the right place to bathe and relaxation. The waterfall has a waterfall 85 meters excessive.

The place to remain

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Mucugê Hostel presents mountain views, a backyard and free WiFi. It’s positioned in Mucugê, 8.4 km from Comércio de Fora and 11 km from Sumidouro.

All flats have a completely outfitted kitchen the place visitors can put together their very own meals. Some flats have a terrace and/or balcony with metropolis views.

Providing a backyard and a bar, PousadaGuinea is positioned in Vila deGuinea. Free WiFi is offered on the property.

Mucugê is 40 km from the visitor home, whereas Vale do Capão is 48 km away. Lencois Airport is 84 km away.

Providing a restaurant, Pousada Recanto da Chapada is positioned in Mucugê. Free WiFi is offered on your comfort.

All rooms have a TV, balcony and patio. The toilet has a bathe and a bidet. You possibly can get pleasure from a mountain view from the room. Extras embody satellite tv for pc channels.

Pousada Recanto da Chapada presents a 24-hour entrance desk, a backyard and barbecue amenities. Different providers supplied on the property embody assembly amenities and a shared lounge.

Surrounded by the Serra do Sincorá in Mucugê, Monte Azul has a bar and a TV room with a fire, DVD participant and satellite tv for pc channels.

All rooms at Pousada Monte Azul have a TV, minibar and wood flooring. They’re embellished in a country fashion. Some rooms have a balcony.

Pousada Monte Azul presents a day by day buffet breakfast.

This visitor home is simply 500 meters from the middle of Mucugê and seven km from the Siberian Waterfall. The Paraguaçu River is 1.5 km away. On-site parking is free. The attractive metropolis of Lençóis is 147 km away.

The place to eat

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  • Don Nena Restaurant
    • R. Direita do Comércio, 140
  • Level da Chapada
  • Beco da Bateia
    • R. da Várzea, 58 – 1
  • Enrico’s Pizzeria
  • Paraguassu Restaurant
    • Refugio boutique lodge on the Serra

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