Lagoa Encantada

This state-protected area of Atlantic rain forest shelters numerous waterfalls and wildlife and is a wonderfully tranquil spot to get out on the water—be it by boat, stand-up paddleboard, kayak or wooden canoe. The “Enchanted Lake” makes for a splendid day in nature just 33 kilometers (20 miles) north of Ilhéus. More-adventuresome types can even rappel down the canyon wall beside the Apepique waterfall.

Information on this page, including website, location, and opening hours, is subject to have changed since this page was last published. If you would like to report anything that’s inaccurate, let us know at

Sign up for our newsletter
Join more than a million of the world’s best travelers. Subscribe to the Daily Wander newsletter.
More From AFAR