Porto Seguro

Pataxó da Jaqueira Indigenous Reserve Pataxó da Jaqueira Indigenous Reserve

Learn about the lifestyle of an authentic Pataxó indigenous tribe.

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A huge trunk of jackfruit tree gave name to this beautiful reserve located in Porto Seguro, Bahia. With almost 830 hectares of native vegetation, the Jaqueira Reserve has indigenous' huts throughout its extension and families participate in a project called Proecotur, which encourages eco-tourism and the cultural preservation in the region.

The natives welcome visitors dressed and painted according to their tradition, show their rituals and customs and even allow to you to practice archery. You can also acquire handicrafts made by them and taste the typical cuisine, which includes dishes such as fish baked in patioba leaf (a Palm tree also used to make hammocks).
Two trails can be covered within the reserve: one of them takes about 2 hours and takes you through dense stretches of Atlantic forest. The other lasts 40 minutes, where you can learn about the Pataxós’ hunting and plant cultivation habits. In the end, everyone takes part in the Auê - a typical rite to thank Iamissun, the creator.

Key information and tips

If you are in a group, you can rent a van to get to the Reservation.

Opening hours:
Daily from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Around R$ 65.00 (vary according to the travel agency hired).

Duration of the Visit
3 hours
+55 (73) 3012-2782
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Jaqueira Indigenous Reserve


Access by the BR-367 highway toward Santa Cruz Cabrália – Porto Seguro, BA

If you are in a group, you can rent a van to get to the Reservation.

The reserve is located 12 km from the center of Porto. To get there, you can rent a car and take the BR-367 highway toward Santa Cruz Cabrália. In front Rio dos Mangues [or Barramares] beach, turn left and follow the dirt road for about 1 km to the entrance of the reserve.

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