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Bela Vista Ecological Refuge, Foz do Iguacu
(4.3/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Great for those who enjoy walking and being in contact with the animals. The Refuge is simple, but you can have fun with the family.
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  • This is a great time to get in touch with nature and see the animals that have been rescued by the power plant. The site has several animals, including a Jaguar. The guide explains the history of every animal rescued. Great ride for children.
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  • Perfect place for those who like nature, which is my case, unfortunately on the day was very rainy and it has not been possible to do the whole route. The very thoughtful guide the location, is 2 km walk are intuitive, but we don't even realize it is so perfect that is the ride.
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