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Paulo Afonso

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Paulo Afonso is a city in Northern Bahia, Brazil. It is located near the states of Alagoas, Sergipe and Pernambuco.


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  • Paulo Afonso is about 9 hours by bus from Salvador (about R$70).

Get around[edit]



  • The main attraction is the Paulo Afonso Hydroelectrix Complex, which contains three dams and provides power for much of Northeast Brazil. Visitors can take a tour of the complex for R$25 per person (plus R$30 per group if you don't have your own car). Inquire at the tourist information center on Av. Apolônio Sales.
  • Prainha is a beach on a reservoir created by one of the dams. A nice place to relax. There are several restaurants here.






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