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PITUACU PARK: ATLANTIC RAINFOREST IN THE BIG CITY

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Pituaçu Park brings together in one space the exuberance of coastal rainforest vegetation and the wonder of works of art by renown Bahian artists.


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Pituaçu Park  is situated across from Pituaçu beach (as can be seen in the photo above).  It is next to the Atlantic Ocean and contains a 1,000-acre-plus reserve of Atlantic rainforest.

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In addition to the native species there are lots of palms, cashews, mangos, and dendezeiros (the small dendê palm tree). This popular recreational park has 18km (11 miles) of cycle trails (plus bikes for rent), paddle boats shaped like swans, and a children's playground.










We caught this elusive little fellow on video while at Pituaçu Park.

He is on the 20 dollar bill here also. 




Here is some footage we took last time we went to Pituaçu.



There is also a football (soccer) stadium in the park called Estádio de Pituaçu. The stadium is owned by the Government of Bahia state and it was built in 1979.  The stadium is huge.  It holds around 34,000 people.

Estádio de Pituaçu hosted the 2010 World Cup Qualifying game between Brazil and Chile, played on September 9, 2009, and won by the Brazilians 4-2.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for the nice footage. This looks like a beautiful place. And you have a beautiful family--what a cute little girl!

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