One of the few natural attractions that doesn’t need a guide is the Balneário Municipal, a natural swimming pool on the Rio Formoso with clear water, nice beach and lots of fish, 7km southeast of town. It was closed on our last visit following flood damage; check before heading out there.

You can spend the whole day here and have lunch at the kiosks. Get there by cycling or else moto-taxi (around R$15 one-way).