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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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  • Interesting ride, but for the other activities of the mouth and Itaipu is a little weak. The positive point is the recovery of wild animals that the shelter.
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  • Excellent visitation! It takes almost all morning but worth it! In my first time in Mouth couldn't make it and regretted it. Working with animals is very good. The birds were better than the plumage of the Bird Park. Veterinarian and biologist has to go!
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  • Because it is a refuge, the animals that are there have been victims of abuse and receive an excellent treatment of local staff. The location is very nice.
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