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Miracema do Tocantins

Miracema entered Tocantins history being the state´s first capital in 1989. Thanks to its location between the Tocantins river and the highway BR153, it enjoyed accelerated growth. It has one of the state´s main river ports and a strong pioneering commerce.

Miracema is the world´s largest pineapple (abacaxi) producer. During the peak of the pineapple harvest in August the Miracaxi festival is held. It is a traditional and dazzling festival, which attracts people from all over the region in a joyful party. 

Along the Tocantins margins this town has great beaches as its main attraction. Mirassol and Funil beaches offer great area for camping and a beautiful view.Balneário Correntinho is surrounded by typically Northern vegetation and has a more structured locations with restaurants, sand courts, a soccer field and the natural pool.Hammocks, fish nets and sculptures are part of local art crafts along with Xerente indians handiwork.With the hydroelectric plant Miracema receives strong investments from the consortium administration.


The fertility of the soil, the abundance of hunting and the river contributed to attract the first habitants to stay here. Later the village became a trading post. When in 1920 the district of Lajeado was created, the village was called Bela Vista in 1934. From 1944 Miracema progressed with the discovery of  chrystal mines of Piaus (now Pium) and Monte Santo.

Under political emancipation, the village was called Miracema do Norte, in 1953.

The contruction of the BR153 in 1958, generated another development impulse. When in 1989 the state of Tocantins was born, Miracema became the capital for one year, and was called Miracema do Tocantins.

The name originates from the latin verb “mirare”, meaning to see and “cema”, a Tupi-Guarani indian suffix meaning water.

The Xerente indians were the first to inhabit the region. Later came the mine explorers and farmers from Maranhão. It became a trading post and later developed agriculture and cattle-raising.

When the town became capital, it attracted comercial establishments and service providors.


Altitude: 197 m  
Area: 3.500 km2  
Climate: humid, temperature variation between 24 and 38ºC. Rainy season between November and March.  
Distance from Palmas: 80 km

Touristic highlights 

The information below is outdated and the current situation is not checked well by us. Since the Lajeado dam has been finished, the water has a constant level and no beaches are formed during the dry season. However, the people of Miracema are creating an all season beach at Mirassol. Mirassol beach is were the main street ends in the river. See picture. Across the water you see the village of Tocantinia.

Balneário do Lucena  
This bathing area 18km from the town center comprends some small water falls forming pools of 5m diameter.

Balneário Correntinho  
Situated in an area of 6 hectares at the riverbanks of the Correntinho stream between buriti trees. The natural pool is approximately 15 meter. There is a attraction is permanent and is located at 4km distance from the town.

Praia do Funil  
A beach of 3km2 on the riverbanks, where the water forms a funnel. The area is suitable for camping and fishing. Located 20km from the town.

Praia Mirassol (see picture)
The main leisure place for locals and visitors in summertime, july to september. When the water is down in this dry season, the riverbanks are build with barracas.

Religious celebration

The patron Santa Terezinha is celebrated October 1st.

Artesanato, typical dishes and folclore

The artesanato  is marketed by the Xerente indians, natives from the beautiful village Tocantinia, on the other side of the river. It is made from straw, taboca wood, and buriti trees. They make lace, hammocks, fish nets, sculptures and paintings.

Typical dish is fish in coconut milk. A well appreciated drink is vodka with água-de-côco served with fruit pulp. Also typical are sweets from cajú with orange peel.  
But in this pineapple city you should ask for Abacaxi con pinga, pineapple filled with Cachaça and crushed ice.


Mira Rio Hotel  
Phone: (063) 866-1327 /1614

Pousada 24 H  
Rua Oseas Soares Paz Q 1, S/nº. Lt24 Nr370
Bairro (sector): S Flambo  
(63) 366 – 1602

Hotel Jones            
Rua Sebastiao Monteiro Q 9, S/nº
Bairro (sector): Lajeado  
(63) 366 – 1166

Hotel Miracema Palace  
Av. Tocantins 2678
(63) 366 – 1161

Pousada Segrego Lageado  
Av. Justiniano Monte Sn
Bairro (sector): Lajeado  
(63) 366 – 2448

Hotel Tropical  
Av. Tocantins Q 1
Bairro (sector): S Rodoviario  
(63) 366 – 2552

Pousada Usina Lajeado  
Estr. Principal, S/nº. Km23
Bairro (sector): Lajeado  
(63) 366 – 2478

Hotel Vereda Leste  
Av. Irma Emma R Navarro Q 89, S/nº
(63) 366 - 1600


Hotel Vereda Leste  
Av. Irma Emma R Navarro Q 89, S/nº
(63) 366 - 1600  

Hotel Miracema Palace  
Av. Tocantins 2678
(63) 366 – 1161   
national dish- capacity 40 persons.

Av. Tocantins - capacity 100 persons.

Praça Pedro Praxedes- bar - capacity 200 persons.

Beira Rio – regional dish - capacity 150 persons.

Beira Rio - regional dish (ask for Carne Seca)

Practical addresses

Mirajornal e Jornal da Manhã

Industrial,  n.º  1017 –  
Phone: (063) 8661453

Av. Irma Emma 
Phone: (063) 8661220

Terminal Rodoviário de Miracema -Av. Irma Emma

unpaved landing strip of 1.600 m.

Travessa João Rodrigues, 703 – Centro  
Phone: (063) 8661140