Catimbau National Park, Buique

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The Catimbau National Park is a national park in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil. It protects a semi-arid area of caatinga with sandstone caverns and caves in which prehistoric art has been found.LocationVale do Catimbau National Park is divided between the municipalities of Buíque (17.6%), Ibimirim (40.41%) and Tupanatinga (41.99%) in Pernambuco. It has an area of. It lies to the south of highway BR-110 and the town of Cruzeiro do Nordesta. It adjoins the Kapinawá Indigenous Territory to the south.The Catimbau Valley (Vale do Catimbau) is Brazil's 2nd largest archaeological site. Among its natural attractions there are beautiful canyons, over 2,000 caves, and 28 registered areas with pre-historical cave paintings. One of the sites, Pedra da Concha (Shell Rock), displays cave art dating at least 6,000 years ago. The park has been designated a national archaeological heritage site by the National Institute of Historic and Artistic Heritage (IPHAN).EnvironmentThe park is in the caatinga biome. It is in the semi-arid region of Pernambuco in the transition between the agreste and sertão vegetation zones, which makes a mosaic of landscapes with high biodiversity. The sandstone walls and the Tacaratu Formation have been carved by wind and rain into different shapes with shades of color. There are indications that the region has considerable speleological potential.
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  • Excellent for those who like to walk and contemplate nature. Departing from Recife, Derby square. The tour was organized by the company "is going to Walk out on Saturday and return on Monday. Sculpture carved by the wind in the foothills and sandstone and cave paintings are the attractions.
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  • & Helpful staff! I suggest that people more sensitive did not visit in the summer (I really got sick with heat). It is mandatory the use of guides visitation (easily findable on the Association of the city).
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  • Camped in Laughing Ecocamping and did some hiking trails. Is an amazing place, full of stories to meet, breathtaking landscapes.
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