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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  • October 6, 2017
    I was reluctant until the entrance to the Park, are usually bad care, dirty and crowded. Actually the snail Park is all wrong (I went on a weekday, but ...), clean and extremely gorgeous! The waterfall so it's a God thing, a pity that the staircase that leads to the bottom of the fall, was closed for maintenance, a pity! Value of the entry was insignificamente on the beauty of fall!! Super indicated and for sure I will come back one day!
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  • October 6, 2017
    Park shows, that Brazil has the capacity to develop and administer a first line, to meet the tourists and at the same time, preserve nature.
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  • October 6, 2017
    Park and ride are beautiful. The gazebo, you can take several cool photos. The trails that have, you have access to the banks of the river. The train pay part, only nice to the kids.
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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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