This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Palmas.
Palmas is a city in Brazil that is one of the most culturally diverse in the region. It has many activities to do and more to see in and around the town itself. There are many beaches along the river that flow through the area. Waterfalls and nature parks are found in abundance, along with many areas that have been built for adventurers and athletes. There are many other parks within easy reach of the city, making it a prime destination for travelers.
Staying in Palmas is quite easy because of the large number of hostels, hotels, and homes in the city open to tourists and visitors. You do not have to spend a lot of money to stay at one of the hostels either. The hostel staff is very welcoming and friendly. They are also very helpful with recommending what to do and where to go in the city and outside it.
One place to visit while in Palmas is the Praia de Graciosa, which is one of the most visited parts of the city. It is about ten miles away from the middle of town and is a great beach where you can unwind, relax, and engage in adventure activities too. There are some hostels around the beach if you look hard enough, so you will always be only a short distance from the waves.
If you are a nature fan, the Sierra de Lajeada forest reserve is where you must go. It is about ten miles away from the city and features a vast landscape of protected space that is populated with caatinga, a thorny plant, and cerrado plants. It is a tropical region that grows some of the same plants you would find in a rainforest. When you are done here, be sure to come back to the Praca dos Girassois, a massive square in the city center at Palmas that is one of the largest in the world.
Written by local enthusiast for Palmas hostelsJakob Lombardi