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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  • The Park is undergoing maintenance, the ladder that leads to the foot of the falls is closed, thanks for the beauty of nature, but had no discount in the price of admission.
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  • Very beautiful place, well organized. Vista to fill my eyes. Excellent for contemplators of nature!
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  • Beautiful park with its waterfalls and Rapids through the forest and Canyon Valley, real masterpiece of nature that deserve to be visited/known.
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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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