Caracol State Park, Canela

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Caracol State Park 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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  • With the reform of the cable car and the implementations made, which was beautiful, just got better. Tourist spot that can only be known. Worth the ride.
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  • The Park has a wonderful infrastructure. Clean environments and lots of preservation. The view to the carriage house is magnificent. As God is perfect in your creation. With 5 minutes walk you can get to a "Lake" beautiful, and enjoy toba beauty of the place. It is worth going up in the elevator and contemplate the view of another point. The photos are very beautiful! Recommend a visit.
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  • Access too expensive. The Park is too beautiful, the service is very good in the Park, but the Park offers in terms of attraction, 42 real access is pulled. Are cable cars are other attractions simpler as exhibition of animals in concrete and wood sculptures. Worth, but should be more popular.
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Where to stay in Canela

Thanks to its popularity among younger tourists looking for an outdoor adventure, Canela offers a particularly impressive range of budget lodgings. Hostels and simple guesthouses abound, most in buildings that fit with the town's traditional architecture. You won't find any large hotels or expansive resorts in Canela, though higher-end accommodations exist in the form of warm, cosy villas with pleasant gardens. Most places to stay are concentrated around the west of town in or around the neighborhood of Vila Suzana, which lies on the road to nearby Gramado.
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