Serra de Caldas state park, Caldas Novas

From bathing in hot springs to trekking along hilly trails, Serra de Caldas state park is a must-see outdoor mecca. Rock walls along the park's sides and a hill at the base of the mountain clearly divide this rural escape from the nearby urban areas and is easily accessible from the city. Established in 1970 to protect the basin area that is used for collecting of rainwater and that fuels the thermal springs, the park was this lovingly restored and is now a natural habitat. The oval-shaped park covers an area of around 123 sq km (1.324 sq ft) and a vast plateau at its peak. Put Serra de Caldas state park into our Caldas Novas visit planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Caldas Novas.
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  • The Park has 2 tracks (500 m and 1 km), both ending in a waterfall. The Park is a little hidden and hardly is released, which is a shame because it is a great option to escape the water parks and have more contact with nature. It is worth visiting, as it is very beautiful and well preserved (and it's only $5 entry!).
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  • The Park is organized and staffed in the lobby. You pay a small fee for visitation (5 reais per person-value refers to October 2017). There are two trails-to the Cascatinha and the Wall, light and intermediate levels. They lead to waterfalls and viewpoints, but in October they were dry and we couldn't see the beauty of the waterfalls. From the viewpoint of the Wall it is possible to have a beautiful view of the city of Caldas, which lies a few kilometers from the Park. The trails are marked and you can make them without the help of a guide.
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  • Access by the avenida Cel. Bento de Godoy, view public signage and not follow the map of the Trip, is approximately 3 km from the Centre of Caldas, it follows by some little bustling streets. Ample and free parking. Entry R $5.00/person. Has 2 Basic tracks. One that goes up the Wall falls, longer, made in open track, a little harder, in the middle of the stretch has a gazebo with a beautiful view of the city. The other is a trail well shorter, with shadow the entire stretch and finished in, I found the Cascatinha place more beautiful, you can go to take a shower. Good structure, we find some people doing picnic in the trails, good signage (although some broken cards). The average length of the hiking is 2 to 3 hours (Gatehouse closes at 3:00 pm). For those who like hiking and nature, recommend.
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Caldas Novas features an impressive tourist infrastructure that includes nearly 100 hotels and guesthouses, many with heated swimming pools supplied by the area's natural thermal system. The town's chain hotels are packed during weekends and holidays, so it's a good idea to reserve in advance if you plan to visit during those times. Caldas Novas offers plenty of good eateries, but if you'd rather take the guesswork out of your dinner plans, pick your hotel based on the reputation of the onsite restaurant.
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