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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
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 06/24/2013

Fodor's 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.

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Sight Information


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

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Sight Details:

  • Park R$12, elevator to lookout tower R$16
  • Daily 8:45–5:45

Updated 06/24/2013


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