Worth a Trip: Biribiri

For a memorable day trip, head for the picturesque former textile factory town of Biribiri, 14km north of Diamantina via a scenic dirt road through Biribiri State Park. Along the way are some red-hued cliff paintings and a beautiful multilevel waterfall – Cachoeira da Sentinela – with pools for swimming. At lunchtime, several restaurants serve reasonably priced comida caseira (home cooking) on outdoor tables overlooking Biribiri's spacious town green.