Vale do Capão
Vale do Capão is a valley and a village in the Chapada Diamantina National Park, in the inland region in the state of Bahia in Brazil. It is very easy to start excursions in the park from this point, with or without a guide.
There is no ATM in Vale do Capão. You can arrange with the markets to withdraw money with them but they charge a lot. Best solution is going to Palmeiras.
The easiest way to get in (and out of) Vale do Capão is from Palmeiras. There are minibusses (R$15) leaving from the rodoviaria at least three times a day (synchronized with the arrival of the bus from Salvador). If you come from Salvador, go with Rapido Federal (R$91) till Palmeiras and then take the minibus waiting next to the bus.
Most of the valley is in The Chapada Diamantina National Park.
Vale do Capão offers many hiking excursion options,including treks to beautiful waterfalls. Arranging guide services allows for access to more areas in a shorter amount of time, but many places can also be visited by either walking or hitchhiking (pegar carona).
Established guide providers include Pé no Mato and Tatu Feliz. Besides the several guide outfitters, it is also easy to find a guide by simply asking people in the street.
A lot of (natural) fruit juices in the main street.
Try the PML (Pinga Mel Limão), the local cachaça based drink. There are bars selling itin the center place. You can also buy the ingredients separately (buy the cachaça in a bar) and make it at home.
The village is full of pousadas, camping sites, bungalows.
Your cell phone will probably not work there.
There are at least two internet cafes (that have also wifi).
It seems a very quiet place.