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Poco do Diabo Waterfall, Lencois
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Cascading through the vast Atlantic forest, Rio Mucugêzinho has many waterfalls, and at the bottom of one you will find Poco do Diabo Waterfall. This beautiful pool ranges between two and five meters deep, and due to high iron content, the water has a dark, rusty tinge. Ideal for swimming, you can dive, abseil, or zip-line into its refreshing depths. You can also take a dip in some of the smaller pools downstream, and experience nature’s take on the jacuzzi. To reach Poco do Diabo Waterfall you have to take a 30-minute trail following the river, and as you walk through the lush vegetation, you will see some of the Bahia’s amazing flora and fauna. Superstition surrounds Poco do Diabo Waterfall and myths as to how it got its name are still popular today. A local guide will happily share his thoughts, should you ask. Plan to visit Poco do Diabo Waterfall and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Lencois attractions using our Lencois vacation planner.
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  • The well from Hell is a point that I visit every time I go to the Chapada Diamantina. Short trail and easy, interesting and with multiple locations. Early on, there's a restaurant in a part of the river which allows the whole family to enjoy and bathe, plus enjoy the services. But ahead, after a short stretch of the walk, there is another more private point where couples are allowed to date. Finally, at the end of the trail, is the beauty of the waterfall and rappel, on schedule.
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  • While in Chapada Diamantina we've visited a few waterfalls. This was our first one, probably due to the easy access. We went for a swim on its cold waters, which was very welcome on a hot day. The wat...  more »
  • I made a family trip and because I'm a child of 4 years I thought it was a little tense. The track is a bit tricky, because you walk by stone all the time (you have to be careful not to slip, use appropriate footwear). Sometimes, someone assembles tiroleza there (when I wasn't). I couldn't take a bath in the well, because I was afraid ... so I entered, left, as it is extremely deep and has a current (has to be very careful, you ever hear of cases of drowning). Bathing in the waterfall also didn't take, because as I was with child ventured not to go there, but my husband was and said that's great, but you have to be careful with the current.
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