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Poco do Diabo Waterfall

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Address: BR-242 (direcao Seabra), Km 22, Lencois, State of Bahia, Brazil

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Great swim!!!

We visited this place as part of a fullday Ecotour from Lençois. We loved the swim at the bottom of this waterfall. The water was clean, refreshing (bit cold) and its red... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We visited this place as part of a fullday Ecotour from Lençois. We loved the swim at the bottom of this waterfall. The water was clean, refreshing (bit cold) and its red colour made it even more special! (apparently the tannin is supposed to be very good for the hair). My11yr old son attempted the flying fox down the river... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

If you are in the Chapada you must take this tour that walks along the Mucugezinho River and finnaly stops for a swim in the Poço do Diabo beautiful waterfall.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is a great spot for a swim and is a short walk from the main road. You can buy food and drinks there also.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This beautiful waterfall is an easy walk to view. The guides will suggest you swim in the pool, but most tourists visit in the morning before the sun is out. This makes it a bit chilly for swimming, but a great place for photos and viewing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a dark well (coca cola color from iron and minerals) formed by the waterfall. Interesting stories about why it is called Poco do Diabo (Devil's Well) and you should try to visit when it is not raining so the stones and pebbles of the path leading to the well would not be slippery. l

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The 'Devil's pit' is an interesting place to visit if you are on your way from Lençois to almost anywhere in the National Park Chapada Diamantina. It's a short interesting walk with a nice swimming possibility I would advise not to go after 03.00pm because it is in a valley and once the sun is away it can get fresh... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This big waterfall is really worth a visit because its easy acces. I saw even people from around 65 years visiting this waterfall. By car this is only 20km away from Lençois and perfect in combination with the nearby tablemountain Pai Inacio. You can visit both attractions in an afternoon. If you have more time you can easily spend a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The Poco do Diabo Waterfall is a great and mysterious place to visit after a long day of hiking through the Chapada. The water is clean and you can wash of the dirt and tiredness from a long day of walking and hiking. The scenery is also fun, worth visiting!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We had a day tour that stopped here, the hike is not too strenuous and you can zip line from the top into the refreshing dark water of the river. The colour is most unusual but don't let that deter you from having a dip, the water is cool and refreshing. Nice little spot to enjoy the falls. I would... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The Poco do Diabo ends in a nice lake, good to swim in. The water is cold. Put on your swimming clothes before you walk there..it can be crowded and it is not easy to change there. Walking to the waterfall is not that hard and takes about half an hour. There is an entrance fee. Try to spot the... More 

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