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During colonial times, it thrived due to the sugarcane trade. Its true boom came in the late 19th-century, however, with the introduction of cacau cocoa. Plummeting world prices and the abolition of slavery caused the sugar plantations to go into decline. Meanwhile, the loss in revenue from cocoa has been somewhat offset by the development of the tourism industry. Guided tours show portraits of the artist as a young man as well as personal objects and the room in which he slept. Since cocoa trees require shade to grow, farms preserve many taller tree specimens of native Atlantic forest, which makes a stroll through these estates a pleasurable outing.
Aside from watching the entire cultivation and production process, visitors can taste the cocoa and sample the succulent nectar made from its fruit. Advance reservations are necessary. Trips can also be organized through local travel agencies. Only 7 kilometers 4. Large waves make swimming dangerous, though they attract surfers. On the upside, a handful retain some interesting historical character. Inaugurated in , the block-long hotel was the brainchild of one of richest cocoa barons, who dreamed of building the most modern and luxurious hotel in all of Bahia.
Long since overhauled, the guest rooms are more modern and modest. However, affordability and some stylish remnants of its glory days compensate. The pool comes in handy on weekends when the beach gets packed. For a heavy dose of both seclusion and understated luxury, head to the Hotel Fazenda da Lagoa tel. The inspired and idiosyncratic decor mixes colonial antiques with whimsical pieces by contemporary Brazilian artists.
A gourmet restaurant serves a contemporary blend of Bahian and international dishes, while the spa offers relaxing treatments including stone massages and rain forest mud masks.