Parque Estadual do Caracol, Canela

4.4
#1 of 15 in Parks in Canela
Parque Estadual do Caracol features the world-famous Caracol Waterfall, widely regarded as one of Brazil’s most spectacular falls. The waterfall is formed by the Caracol River and drops from a height of 130 m (426 ft). Situated in the middle of a lush forest, the base of the waterfall can be reached by a steep 927-step trail, which is well-maintained and marked. Nearby you can visit an observation tower, featuring a convenient elevator and offering panoramic views of the area. Cable car rides are also available, providing tourists with a unique opportunity to photograph the waterfall from the air. A top choice for families with small kids, the park includes numerous picnic spots and a small restaurant. To find out how to plan a trip to Canela, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • The Natural Park is gorgeous and the cable car journey is very fun. The trail with plastic animals is a bit of a time waste but the wood sculptures of animals that you can play with must be fun for...  more »
  • Entrance into the park is R$20. The waterfall is gorgeous. There is a nice lookout that juts out into the canyon which provides an outstanding viewpoint and nice place for photos. Some nice other...  more »

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