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 during your Lencois vacation using our convenient Lencois online day trip planner .
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  • October 3, 2017
    The river mucugezinho has free admission and is pretty easy to get to him, just park your car, going down some stairs and follow the trail along the River up to the waterfall. I was lucky to have gone one day after rain so the water flow was stronger and more beautiful. Despite being within easy reach and a light trail, recommend going accompanied because we need to go up and down by stones.
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  • October 1, 2017
    I wasn't expecting much from this trip, but I was surprised. It's wonderful! Both the pit of Hell as any path that leads there ... very beautiful!
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  • September 29, 2017
    Easy access by highway BR 242, about 10 to 15 minutes from Lençóis, the well is in the Mucugezinho River. The river itself is cool. The track requires a little care as the stones can make us slipping, but me and my husband we descend alone (no need of guides, a lot of people doing the same way) and havaianas (we did not slip as much as we have common). On the way the beauty of the place made us stop several times for pictures and even admiration. For being easily accessible and beautiful shut very much worth doing. No fee to enter
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Catering to backpackers and hikers who are preparing to embark on their trek into Parque Nacional da Chapada Diamantina, Lencois offers an impressive range of accommodations, especially in the budget range. You can find friendly, well-priced inns and hostels scattered throughout town, as well as campsites to help you prepare for your days of sleeping on the trail. The town also caters to those seeking something more upscale, with a range of higher-end accommodations, many of which include swimming pools and other luxury services.
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