Dianópolis’s story begins in 1750 with the founding of a village in the place where the Governor of the Captaincy, Don Marcos de Noronha, determined that the Jesuits group the indians in a village. This led to the creation of the missions of Missões de São Francisco de Xavier and Ouro, later known as D’Ouro [...]
The origin of Arraias is directly linked to mining. The first inhabitants came because of the discovery of a rich gold mining in the Chapada dos Negros, in 1736. The mines attracted large numbers of people, mainly from Bahia, that with the help of slaves, founded the first settlements. In the year 1740, the governor [...]
According to historians, the origin of Porto Nacional is due to the navigation on the river Tocantins, making the connection between the two mining centers: Pontal and Monte do Carmo. After military detachment responsible for the control of navigation.
Its first resident was the Portuguese Felix Camoa, a boatman, in the late eighteenth century, who was [...]
The story of Paraíso do Tocantins is closely related to the construction of BR-14, BR-153 today, known as the Belém-Brasília highway. It all began in l958 when the pioneer José Ribeiro Torres was installed next to a camp of the National Company, contractor’s work. Since then, other people came to the region forming a village, [...]
A very pleasant town nearly 250 years old with a simple architectural complex of narrow streets.
The early settlement was predominantly by families from Bahia, that brought a strong afro-brasilien influence. That has been preserved in festivals like Taieiras and Divino.
The story of Monte do Carmo begins after the discovery of gold mines by pioneer Manoel [...]
Along the Tocantins margins this town has also great beaches as its main attractions. Mirassol and Funil Beaches offer great area for camping and a beautiful view.
Balneário Correntinho is surrounded by typically northern vegetation and has a more structured location with restaurants, sand courts, soccer field and obviously a natural pool. Coconut base fish dishes [...]
Lajeado is the name of a town, a river and the hills north east of Palmas. The place is known for its stories of unusual signs of light appearing over the mountains.
Lajeado Falls holds an important project built in the 60’s: a hydroelectric power-station. On the way to these falls one finds the most beautiful [...]
This municipality began in 1949 along with crystal mines exploration. Today it holds one of the largest irrigation programs for rice and soybean plantation in Latin America. Cattle raising, lumbering and fishing are along with breeding of alligators profitable activities tor the local economy.
Alligator breeding started in 1990 through Copraba (Brazilian Forming Cooperative). Due to [...]
Pium is located at the access of the Cantão park and Bananal island borders. Its remarkable points are Lagoa Azul, a Lagoa de Pedra and Lagoa Bonita. The city has enormous reserves of rockcrystal, responsible for the economic development, attracting both tourists and investors. The city has also a prestigious Research Center, responsible for the [...]
The most remarkable characteristic of Colinas is the fact that it is a planned city and contemporary to Brasilia´s construction.
Colinas was a way to North, the settled point along the Belem-Brasilia highway before reaching Belem. It is also important because one of its founders was Mr. J.W. Siquero Campos.
Distance from Palmas: 274km