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River Joo de Tiba bathes much of the city of Santa Cruz Cabrlia located in Porto Seguro, Bahia. Separates the municipalities of Santa Cruz Cabrlia and Belmonte.

It was called the "river Sernambetiba" but was renamed in honor of the Portuguese inhabitants reside on its shores in the sixteenth century. The Portuguese Joao de Tiba had good communication with the Indians. It was used by settlers to mediate the talks and negotiations with the Indians.

This river is born in Eunpolis, the farm Bom Jardim. Its main tributaries are streams Gabirro, Buri, pebbles, and camurugi Mutum.

Fishermen move with their fishing boats on the river to reach the sea.

The ferries make the crossing of Joo de Tiba river which connects the city of Santa Cruz Cabrlia with the towns of St. Andrew, St. Anthony and Guai and the municipality of Belmonte.

The river are the schooners crowded with tourists who make the trip for marine parks Araripe and High Crown and the river itself Joo de Tiba.

In the River John tiba there are natural reefs (breakwater) called Boqueiro separating the sea from the river by a long stretch until the waters are in the beach of Saint Andrew.

River Joo de Tiba has 303 ha of mangroves by 12 km long.



O rio Joo de Tiba banha grande parte do Municpio de Santa Cruz Cabrlia, localizado em Porto Seguro, Bahia. Separa os Municpios de Santa Cruz Cabrlia e Belmonte.

Era chamado de "rio Sernambetiba", mas mudou de nome em homenagem ao primeiro habitante portugus a residir em suas margens no sculo XVI. O portugus Joo de Tiba tinha boa comunicao com os ndios. Ele era usado pelos colonizadores para intermediar as conversas e negociaes com os indgenas.

Este rio, nasce no municpio de Eunpolis, na fazenda Bom Jardim. Seus principais afluentes so os crregos Gabirra, Buri, pedrinhas, camurugi e Mutum.

Pescadores se movimentam com seus barcos pesqueiros pelo rio para chegar ao mar.

As balsas fazem a travessia do rio Joo de Tiba que liga a cidade de Santa Cruz Cabrlia com os povoados de Santo Andr, Santo Antnio e Guai e ao Municpio de Belmonte.

Pelo rio passam as escunas lotadas de turistas que fazem os passeios pelos parques marinhos de Araripes e Coroa Alta e pelo prprio rio Joo de Tiba.

Na foz do rio Joo de tiba h os recifes naturais (quebra-mar) chamados Boqueiro que separam o mar do rio por um longo trecho at as guas se encontrarem na praia de Santo Andr.

O rio Joo de Tiba possui 303 ha de manguezais distribudos em 12 km de extenso.

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