Salvador and the Bahia Coast Travel Guide

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Cachoeira de Buracão

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 06/20/2018

Fodor's Review

Considered by many to be one of the most stunning waterfalls in Brazil, Buracão may not be easy to get to, but it is defintitely worth the effort. Located 195 km (120 miles) south of Lençóis, it is recommended that you stay overnight in the nearby town of Mucugê before undertaking the one-hour trek from the start of the trail through verdant forest. The final stretch of the journey involves passing through a canyon and swimming to reach the entrance to the waterfall. Life jackets are obligatory and will be provided by your local guide. It is impossible to enter the park without a local guide. Most tours that originate in Lençóis also include a visit to the brilliant-blue pools of Poço Encantando (141 km [88 miles] south of Lençóis) and Poço Azul (81 km [50 miles] south of Lençóis), formed by a combination of minerals and reflections in the water from the surrounding caves. Between August and November, beams of sunshine light up the water, maximizing the brilliant color and enhancing visibility.

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78 km (48 miles) south of Mucûge, 210 km (130 miles) south of Lençóis, Ibicoara, , 46750–000, Brazil

Published 06/20/2018


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