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Parque Estadual do Caracol (Caracol State Park)

Parque Estadual do Caracol (Caracol State Park) Review

The Parque Estadual do Caracol is renowned for its breathtaking 400-foot waterfall that cascades straight down into a horseshoe-shape valley carved out of the basaltic plateau. The park also includes 50 acres of native forests with several well-marked paths, dominated by Paraná pine and an environmental education center for children. The entrance area is somewhat overcrowded with souvenir shops and snack tents and the river water smells a bit polluted, but the tranquil hikes and stunning waterfall more than make up for this.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Km 9, Estrada do Caracol, Canela, 95680-000 | Map It
  • Phone: 054/3278–3035
  • Cost: Park R$12, elevator to lookout tower R$16
  • Hours: Daily 8:45–5:45
  • Location: Canela
Updated: 06-24-2013

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