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On the banks of the Rio Caravelas, in the extreme south of Bahia, lies CARAVELAS , an attractive colonial town that makes an ideal farewell or introduction to Bahia. Founded in 1503, it became an important trading centre in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Today both the town and its nearby beach are – despite the growth of tourism – very relaxing places. Caravelas is the jumping-off point for the Parque Nacional Marinho dos Abrolhos , one of the best places in Brazil to see exotic marine life, including – at certain times of year – humpback whales. Apart from organizing your …
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