Parque Estadual do Caracol, Canela

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Must see · State Park · Nature / Park
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...  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...  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...  more »
  • Great place to walk and get some fresh air during this pandemic.
  • Well organized and beautiful park with southern Brazilian nature
  • It is such beautiful scenery. You can also walk through the forest and see more parts of the fall, get real close with feet in the water. This place offers a beautiful waterfall view, as well as natural garden sections.
  • Beautiful views from the Observatory. No many options for food or drinks. If you love nature and hiking this is your place.
  • Amazing green waterfall

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