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Bela Vista Ecological Refuge, Foz do Iguacu

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Wildlife Area
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. Bela Vista Ecological Refuge is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Foz do Iguacu Edition.
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  • This place worth going as it is in the midst of nature, and in the costs real 40.00 p/p.
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  • Visit this site was wonderful, knowing the work of this refuge made me happy to know that there are people concerned about the environment. the structure of the Park is an example to be followed.
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  • I learned many interesting things along the promenade, as facts about animals (some that only knew by name, as the southern crested Caracara and the cururu Toad) and about the delicacy of environmental conservation work. It's nice to go with a comfortable clothing and sneakers, because it is necessary to walk a bit (but nothing more). The only negative thing is that it's kind of sad, though necessary, know the sad stories of animals rescued from the refuge. Other than that, it's a very interesting ride.
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