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Pousada Flor de Acucena

Igatu | Brazil

A rustic eco-pousada located in a small mountain village of Igatu, often called the Machu Picchu of Brazil, which is right in the heart of the hikers' paradise, Chapada Diamantina.

Location: Pousada Flor de Acucena is located in Igatu, which is about 1.5-2 hrs drive from Lençóis, the gateway to Chapada Diamantina national park in Bahia, Brazil. A quaint little village, Igatu is perfect for those seeking a magical experience in Chapada Diamantina, and is in an excellent location to enjoy all the activities and beautiful scenery. Nestled in the Sierra Sincorá, this fantastic village of stone, built many years ago by those in search of diamonds, is often called the Machu Picchu of Brazil.

How to get here: Fly to Lencois (LEC) and take a 1,5 hour road transfer to Igatu.

Structure: Pousada Flor de Açucena is located at the entrance of the village. There are 15 rooms of various sizes to accommodate couples, families and even large groups. The inn is fully integrated into its natural surroundings, with incredible views. They have natural pools and gardens full of orchids and other local flowers – it really is a pure oasis.

Why staying here: Pousada Flor de Acucena is a great place to stop when visiting the blue lakes and other waterfalls located in the south of Chapada Diamantina. There are many waterfalls nearby. The village is protected by the Historical and Artistic Heritage of Brazil and has six hotels and seven restaurants. The cliffs also attract climbing enthusiasts!

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