#6. Spend at least a night or two in Mucugê
Mucugê is a wonderful little town next to large cliffs and table mesas where the first diamonds were discovered, contributing to the name for the entire park and region, Chapada Diamantina (the diamond cliffs). Mucugê is famous for its fantastic, neo-gothic style cemetery that is painted all white and made up of tombs that are built like small chapels. The cemetery sits at the foot of a big cliff on the edge of town and remains opened and lit up all night long.
Where to stay in Mucuge – We stayed at Pousada Recanto do Chapada, very close to the cemetery and the cliffs on the edge of town, and it was a really nice place that I highly recommend. It was a little cheaper and just past Pousada Monte Azul, that is currently one of the highest rated pousadas in town. However, our pousada seemed nicer as we had beautiful gardens, a little back patio and more space and tranquility at the Recanto. However, try to avoid traveling on holidays, as they will charge you about 50% more the normal price on holiday. We paid R$120 per night for 2 people and that included a fantastic breakfast.