Nestled in the Sierra SincorÃ¡ is this fantastic village of stone built many years ago by men in search of a dream of wealth in the form of diamonds. These diamonds were formerly abundant, and even brought great wealth for some. In the late nineteenth century, prospectors swarmed the village followed by merchants in the pursuit of wealth and adventure. Reports say there were more than 7,000 people at one time, but that has since declined with the reduction of the diamonds to reach just over 400 inhabitants today.
What about Igatu today?
A quaint and quiet village, Igatur is perfect for those seeking a magical place in the Chapada Diamantina, and is an excellent location to access the many attractions of Chapada such as walking trails, rivers, waterfalls, lakes, historic towns and more.
The village is protected by the historical and artistic heritage Brazilian (IPHAN) and has six hotels and seven restaurants. The cliffs also attract many fans of climbing, with excellent climbs and perfect places to practice bouldering.