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Parque Estadual do Caracol, Canela

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Parque Estadual do Caracol 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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  • Apparently this site is normally overrun with tourists (one observation platform had a max capacity of 75!) We went in the middle of the week and it was extremely peaceful. Beautiful falls... 
    Apparently this site is normally overrun with tourists (one observation platform had a max capacity of 75!) We went in the middle of the week and it was extremely peaceful. Beautiful falls...  more »
  • The Natural Park is gorgeous and the cable car journey is very fun. The trail with plastic animals is a bit of a time waste but the wood sculptures of animals that you can play with must be fun for... 
    The Natural Park is gorgeous and the cable car journey is very fun. The trail with plastic animals is a bit of a time waste but the wood sculptures of animals that you can play with must be fun for...  more »
  • Entrance into the park is R$20. The waterfall is gorgeous. There is a nice lookout that juts out into the canyon which provides an outstanding viewpoint and nice place for photos. Some nice other... 
    Entrance into the park is R$20. The waterfall is gorgeous. There is a nice lookout that juts out into the canyon which provides an outstanding viewpoint and nice place for photos. Some nice other...  more »
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  • Very nice park with waterfalls and wild animals. It is a perfect place for you coming with your family for a happy day. However, remember that this is a touristic place. So, if you don't like crowded places, it is better you come during the weeks days, in low season periods.
  • Beautiful view across the valley towards the waterfall. Make sure you go early or by 10:30 you will have over hour wait in the queues.
  • Beautiful place, well maintained. Can get crowded at times, try and arrive early in the day
  • So beautiful and a lot to see. Try to come earlier in the day because it becomes very busy in the afternoon.
  • Stunning view of the main Caracol waterfall. There's another viewing platform which you can pay extra to go up, but the regualr one (included in the entry fee) is already spectacular. There's also a nice trail alongside the river with impressive views of the smaller falls.

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