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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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Best swim ever

I love natural pools and waterfalls, so this swim was the best swim I have ever had in the wilderness.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
Fullerton, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

If you are staying short and take a day tour it might be goo.But If you go after Vale do Pati trek it is not so attractive because you have seen two many small water falls and natural swimming pools.You can see a little monkey called "Saguin" ,they were so cute.

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Fullerton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I love natural pools and waterfalls, so this swim was the best swim I have ever had in the wilderness.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

visited this waterfall when i went on a tour to fumaca waterfall, it was nice to be here and chill after many hours of hiking to get to the top of the main waterfall fumaca. it was quiet as only my group was there, definetely a place to visit!

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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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Vancouver, Canada
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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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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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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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