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The South Sights

Parque Estadual do Caracol (Caracol State Park)

  • Km 9, Estrada do Caracol Map It
  • Canela
  • Body Of Water/Waterfall
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This park is renowned for its breathtaking 400-foot waterfall that cascades straight down into a horseshoe-shape valley carved out of the basaltic plateau. It 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 doesn't smell the best, but the tranquil hikes and stunning waterfall more than make up for this.

Sight Information


Km 9, Estrada do Caracol, Canela, 95680-000, Brazil

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Sight Details:

  • Park R$18, elevator to lookout tower R$20
  • Daily 8:45–5:45


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