Spelunking in Belo Horizonte



Gruta da Lapinha. This cave is 36 km (22 miles) north of BH, near the city of Lagoa Santa, on the road leading from Tancredo Neves airport. 031/3689–8422. www.lagoasanta.mg.gov.br. R$10. Tues.–Sun. 8:30–4:30.

Gruta do Maquiné. The most popular cavern around BH, with six large chambers, the Gruta do Maquiné lies 113 km (70 miles) northwest of the capital, near Cordisburgo. Village Alberto Ramos, MG 231, km 7. 031/3715–1425. www.grutadomaquine.tur.br. R$16. Daily 8–5.

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