Commonly known as the ‘Gateway to the Parque Nacional da Chapada Diamantina’, Lençóis is found about 400 km from Salvador and has a population of about 10,000. Bringing a unique history, good infrastructure and a picturesque town centre, the main town of the Chapada Diamantina, is a must for anyone who is looking for adventure.
Lençóis was the ‘Diamond Capital’ in the 19th and 20th centuries. From the 1980’s, however, it’s vocation became tourism, and today it boasts the best infrastructure to serve tourists from both within Brazil and from the whole world, who visit the Chapada da Diamantina the whole year round.
In addition to having an airport, among the best pousadas in the Chapada Diamantina, restaurants, services and commerce, Lençóis also preserves in it’s stone streets, old mansions, and was listed in 1973, a National Heritage site by “UNESCO”, today it is a National Heritage site of Humanity. The town of Lençóis is the base for all the adventure and fun that the Chapada Diamantina has to offer. So get planning and enjoy all that this region has to offer – one of the most wonderful in Bahia.