Hints and Tips
The main piece of advice for visitors to Lençóis and the Chapada Diamantina region is to make sure that a guide accompanies you when you are trekking or hiking in the area. To get the most out of the many ups and downs of the trails of the Chapada Diamantina, make sure that you are well prepared and accompanied by someone who knows the area and the local tourist points. Here are some other tips that are useful to know before travelling to Lençóis, the town that is ready and waiting for your visit and the base for your adventures in the Parque Nacional da Chapada Diamantina.
When you are packing your case, remember that you will need shoes which are appropriate for walking or trekking (walking boots or trainers), sports clothing, clothes for the cold (it can get chilly at night), hat, sun cream, rain coat, small bottle of water to take on trips, torch, insect repellent (especially mosquitos) and a camera to take photos of the Chapada Diamantina.
The electric voltage in Lençóis is 220 volts and the area code is 75. If you think that the town is disconnected from the rest of the world, you are mistaken! Normally all 4 of the phone operators have a good signal and there is also internet available. It’s always useful to have some cash available as some establishments such as restaurants and pousadas don’t accept cards, although the majority do.There is an agência do Banco do Brasil as well as Bradesco posts and the Caixa Econômica Federal in Lençóis.
The best time of year to visit Lençóis depends on personal taste. If you like the heat, go in the summer (December to March) but if you like the days to be a little less hot, it is recommended that you go in the months which are a little cooler (April to August). Amongst the tourists activities which are on offer, there are ecological hikes, treks and walks, a craft fair and radical sports such as abseiling and bungee jumping.
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