Bela Vista Ecological Refuge, Foz do Iguacu

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#2 of 20 in Wildlife in State of Parana
Put on your hiking shoes and get to know the region's varied fauna and flora at Bela Vista Ecological Refuge. The name of this sanctuary means "Beautiful View," and there is much beauty to see in this preservation area created in the 1970s and now providing animal and plant protection, research opportunities, environmental education, and even the city's water supply. Take a guided tour to follow trails amidst the woods and see up close animals native to this area. You can stand face-to-face with jaguars, capuchin monkeys, and skunks...in their enclosures, of course. Guides will show you forest species unique to this part of the world, such as the guaimbê vine that, while growing, embraces a nearly 300-year-old Angico Gurucaia tree. You can choose to walk one, or all, sanctuary trails. On the Trail of the Waters, for example, you can learn how important it is to conserve water springs and other water sources. Keep in mind that each of these walks may last up to two hours, so comfortable clothes and shoes are highly recommended. See Bela Vista Ecological Refuge and all Foz do Iguacu has to offer by arranging your trip with our Foz do Iguacu tour itinerary maker .
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  • They have many projects in conjunction with the institution, is worth knowing. We had a very nice guide that explained everything to us and the animals seem to be very well looked after. In addition, they make a job of reintroducing animals in nature.
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  • Very interesting ride to interact with nature, there the visitor has the privilege of walking freely by nature a few copies of the brazilian fauna, as well as several examples of brazilian flora. Guide attentive and helpful, structures to receive the visitor in any way.
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  • Very cool for those interested in nature. It may not be essential for those with tight script.
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Where to stay in Foz do Iguacu

Given the one dominant attraction in Foz do Iguacu, it's not surprising that the vast majority of accommodations sit on the south side of town, on the way to the waterfalls. To get as close as possible to the falls, stay in the southern neighborhoods of Jardim Eldorado or Jardim Iguacu. Many of the hotels in those neighborhoods line Avenue das Cataratas, the road that leads all the way to the falls. To get a better feel for the rest of the city, stay in the city center or its next-door neighborhood, Vila Paraguaia. From your hotel near the Parana River, you'll enjoy views over the neighboring city of Ciudad del Este in Paraguay.
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