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Located in an attractive, hilly natural environment, the municipality of Goncalves attracts visitors as much for its surrounding natural features as for its scenic town center. In the main urban area, artisanal shops and atmospheric restaurants and bars exude a rustic appeal. To diversify your trip, plan an active Goncalves itinerary with the help of one of the many local tour operators, offering jeep and hiking excursions around the area's many waterfalls and vantage points. Alternatively, venture out on your own, taking advantage of the town's proximity to the superlative landscape. Explore the family-friendly attractions of Goncalves and add them to your vacation plans using our Brazil vacation trip planner.
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Where to stay in Goncalves

Characterful, rustic lodges and pousadas (guesthouses) represent the most popular accommodation styles in Goncalves, with little price differentiation between them. A couple lodgings located on the outskirts of town offer larger grounds, while some include additional services, such as breakfast and tour booking. Due to the relatively small number of options available, you'll need to reserve your accommodations in Goncalves in advance. Campsites offer a good choice for getting directly out into the surrounding landscape.
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