Tocantins state was created from the northern half of Goiás state in 1989. The capital is Palmas.

The highlands of the state are covered with woodland savanna, drained by the Araguaia and Tocantins rivers.

The climate is subtropical. There is only a small variation in average monthly temperature of 24 °C. The average annual rainfall is about 1.500 mm, mostly between October and March.

Cattle raising is the main economic activity, supplemented by the growing of rice, corn (maize), and soybeans.


Welcome at the Palmas and Tocantins visitor guide

Since 1999
This website started in 1999 providing information about Palmas and Tocantins, and it still is the only one in English language. is meant for Brazilians and foreigners who have not yet been in this wild and energetic part of Brazil that is just teeming with fresh adventures.

If you want to suggest a link to a site that is related to Tocantins, just e-mail us. Most of the information on this site is provided by feedback from tourists, some of it may be a bit outdated, but we welcome any renewed information that you could share with us.

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We are working on a portuguese version. Help needed.



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