Pedra da Macela, Cunha

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At 1840 meters (over 6,000 ft) above sea level, you will find Pedra da Macela, bordering the states of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The 360-degree panoramic views of the Cunha region will take your breath away … if the hike up doesn’t, that is. You can drive up the dirt road to the gate where you will leave your car, and then walk about 2 km (1.25 mi) up the paved road to the top. The spectacular views of the mountains on one side and the ocean on the other are well worth your effort. There is no infrastructure so bring water, sunscreen, maybe some snacks, and definitely your walking shoes. Plan to visit Pedra da Macela during your Cunha vacation using our convenient Cunha online travel route planner .
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  • A 2 km trail and the whole sidewalk is a piece of cake, you think! But make no mistake, are little more than 2 km of climb very steep. Take mta water, sunscreen and a hat, because the Sun Jewish right, breathe and you play! The view will not disappoint! Is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen. The mountains and the coast of Paraty and Angra is what awaits you at the top. I went in the morning and managed to get the wide open sky and with great visibility. Amazing!
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  • 2, 5 km of a climb with challenging slope, low markup reference route takes doubt is left to get to the top, however the floor is firm and provides a good walk. Take plenty of water to hydrate because there's no support infrastructure. The view from the top of the rock is impressive, from one side the Paraíba Valley and across the sea, Ilha Grande Paraty and are the nearest views. Worth the sacrifice.
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  • Dirt road a little bad, but you can get a good. After a good stretch of fairly steep ramp needs to be done on foot. It was very hot and there are few shadows, but worth all the effort when you have the view of Paraty, Angra and the mountains of the Serra do Mar and Serra da Mantiqueira.
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  • Nice view .you must have a strong legs to getting there or walk in low pace
  • I went with a travel agency and we ended it up camping there. These were two spectacular photos I got to take. Night and day
  • One of the most beautiful landscape I have seen in my life. A blue and clean sky is needed.
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  • Climbed once, the view is amazing. I'm only giving 3 stars for the safety of the site, there is no! I went last Sunday and couldn't climb, we gave up before reaching the gate, first that way it's bad because it's dirt road with many potholes and rocks and second that they were stealing vehicle fuel on site. For those who do not know how it works: you take the road to Cunha and goes away. When this near Paraty you have a dirt road left to Achyrocline Satureioides Stone plate, you will walk for about 2 or 3 km until you reach a gate, there is necessary to leave the vehicle and walk up. This site is owned by Furnas do Rio de Janeiro. And then you go up some more km walk to the top of the stone and your vehicle gets down there without any security
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A smattering of accommodations exists in the main urban area of the city, with family-run pousadas (guesthouses) and basic hotels the main options for visitors. Because so much of the city's tourism relies on its surrounding areas of green hills and rocky gorges, take a look at the options along the main road, Rod. Paulo Virginio. The north-south road stretches out into the wilder parts of the region and is dotted with interesting and comfortable accommodations, including boutique pousadas, cabins, campsites, and rental villas.
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