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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  • Contact with nature always does well. Nice atmosphere. Recommend drinking plenty of water and wear sunscreen.
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  • A rich diversity of plants amid the caatinga, a colorful country, a historic place, mystical, homely, simple and full of surprises this is the Catimbau waiting for you. Trails, camping is the big thing. And the full moon night our is all good. Come running you will love.
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  • Vale do Catimbau Mystery has an amazing energy, a place full of mystery and charm, amazing place in the sertão of Pernambuco.
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