Parque Nacional do Superagui, Guaraquecaba

Superagui National Park is a national park on the coast of the state of Paraná, Brazil.LocationCreated in 1998, the park has a total area of 34,000 ha, it comprises Supearagui Island, Peças Island, Pinheiro and Pinheirinho Islands, along with the Rio dos Patos Valley and the Varadouro Channel, which separates the island from the mainland.Superagui National Park was declared a Biosphere Reservation by UNESCO in 1991. In 1999, the park was declared a World Heritage Site. The park has bays, deserted beaches, sandbanks, estuaries, mangroves and abundant Atlantic Forest formations. The park is the primary habitat of the critically endangered Superagui Lion Tamarin, and hosts many other fauna and flora characteristic of the Serra do Mar subregion of the Atlantic Forest.The conservation unit is part of the Lagamar Mosaic.HistoryEvidence indicates that the area has been occupied by fishermen since time immemorial. Prior to the arrival of Europeans it was inhabited by Carijós and Tupiniquins Indians. The Portuguese settled in the area from 1500 on, did not build cities.In 1852, the Swiss consul in Rio de Janeiro, Perret Gentil, founded Supeargui Island, one of the first European colonies in the state of Paraná, however, the colony didn't grow, and today the few villages that are within the park have only a few inhabitants, fishermen heirs of the 15 families brought by the consul to live in Superagui Island.
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  • National Park! Great to interact with the local community and nature! Traditions of fishermen is meet well the visitor, lots of fun and food of the region!
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  • My trip was so complete! I stayed in Guaraqueçaba, went by boat to Superagui and enjoyed the quieter beach that one could imagine. For those who like adventure roots, is a good place for walking in the village, to talk to the locals and hear their stories of the island.
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  • Beautiful place, but I see that the reception could be improved, with an arrival Centre, showing the history of the Park vegetation and main animals, these things. But in the more Valley too much it just for being so, native.
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