Tocantins

Capital: Palmas

Tocantins draws attention for its natural beauties like rivers, mountains and plateaus. The Indigenous Population is also quite impressive: seven ethnic groups are distributed in 82 villages, totaling more than 10,000 Indians.

The state capital, Palmas, was built through planned architecture and is considered one of the safest and fastest growing Brazilian capitals in economic terms. The 180 km-long Palmas Lake has excellent potential for sport fishing.

For those who enjoy ecotourism, Jalapão is the ideal destination, with crystal clear waterfalls and rock formations of varied colors. The region has many artisans who produce items made of capim dourado (golden grass), a typical local plant. Bags, earrings, bracelets, necklaces and decorative objects produced from the fiber seem to be made of gold and are sewn with buriti silk, a tree similar to the palm tree. The fiber is collected only in July and August, when it reaches the right color.

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Graciosa Beach in Palmas.

 

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