To really understand the Bahia (state) lifestyle go a bit further afield and discover the wider region around Lencois. Igatu, is 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the north, while Seabra is situated 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the east.
Bahia is blessed with some beautiful cathedrals, sure to delight all visitors regardless of color, culture or creed. To really understand a region, you need to peer back through the mists of time. Bahia 's evocative old towns are a marvellous place to start.
Joining one of the wildlife spotting tours, guided nature walks and city walking tours can be a good way to get an understanding of Bahia. If you love to get wet, include some watersports in your itinerary. Snorkeling is popular with the locals and another option is swimming.
Engage with the people in Bahia, by making the effort to speak the Portuguese language. "Você é bem-vindo" translates to "You're welcome" And "Queres dançar comigo? ", which means "Would you like to dance with me?"
Take note, if you plan to be in Lencois around the 7th of September, Independence Day is widely celebrated then and many businesses may not be open.
As your time here draws to an end, spend what's left of your reals on that last souvenir and bid a fond Adeus (farewell) to the locals you've met and the places you've enjoyed.