Jalapão is heavenly.
With orange dunes and typical cerrado vegetation, the landscapes of Jalapão also have the presence of a large amount of springs that spring from the sandy soil, giving rise to rivers, waterfalls and beautiful emerald green water boilers.
It is a destination that lies at the heart of Tocantins and has recently become known to those who enjoy ecotourism and adventure travel. Given that the region is ideal for sports such as rafting, canoeing and abseiling, there are also trails that can be done on foot or by bike - perfect for those who relate well to the silence of nature.
The main attractions of Jalapão are located in the cities of Mateiros, which received its name due to the large amount of deer found in the region. Visiting Mateiros is a unique chance to come across both splendid and exotic views such as the trails and lookouts of Serra do Espírito Santo and Prainha do Rio Novo. Moreover, it is in this fascinating city where you go, dive in the crystal clear waters - without sinking - of Fervedouro do Ceiça and bathe in the waters of Cachoeira do Formiga and Cachoeira da Velha.
Still in Mateiros, you can see the famous Dunes - postcard of Jalapão - is a stunning natural spectacle! They reach 40 meters high and are composed of fine orange sands that have sprung up over many years from the erosion of the region's rocky mountains.
In addition to Mateiros, there are attractions in the cities of Novo Settlement, Ponte Alta do Tocantins and São Félix do Tocantins.
Each year, the number of visitors to Jalapão grows, as, as we said, it is a destination that is becoming one of the main ecotourism destinations in the country. Meet you too this natural jewel of Tocantins!
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Jalapan is idyllic.
With Orange-colored sand dunes and vegetation typical from the Cerrado, the scenery in Jalapão boasts a huge amount of water springs that eats out of the sandy soil, producing rivers, waterfalls and beautiful emerald-green boils - natural pools overtop springs of water, in which it is impossible to sink because of the pressure with which the water springs from the bottom.
It's a destination located in the heart of the state of Tocantins that has only recently become known to those who enjoy eco-tourism and adventure. The region is ideal for the practice of sports like rafting, canoeing and rappelling, there are also walking and biking trails - perfect for people who appreciate the silence of nature.
The main attractions of the Jalapan are situated in the city of Mateiros which got its name due to the large amount of Mateiros deer (a species of deer) found in the region. Visiting Mateiros gives you a unique opportunity of coming across such magnificent and exotic views as the ones seen along the trails and overlooks of the Serra do Espirito Santo (a mountain range) and the Prainha do Rio Novo (a type of beach). Besides all that, it's in this fascinating city that you will dive into the clear waters - without sinking - of the Ceiça Fervedouro and bathe under the Ant Waterfall and Old Waterfall (both waterfalls).
Mateiros is, as well, where you'll get to encounter the famous sand dunes - the postcard of Jalapão - which are a dazzling natural extravagance! They reach a height of 40 meters and are composed of fine and orange sands which appeared over many years stemming from the erosion of the region's rocky mountain ranges.
In addition to Mateiros, other cities which contain gorgeous attractions are New Deal, Ponte Alta do Tocantins and São Félix do Tocantins.
Every year, the number of visitors to Jalapan grows, since, as we have mentioned, it's a destination that's becoming one of the main eco-tourism destinations in the country. Don't miss the chance to discover this natural jewel of Tocantins!
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