Parque Nacional do Superagui, Guaraquecaba

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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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  • The village is small has a restricted trade and little varied, no seats, no pharmacy or supermarket, there's small sales and some cafes and restaurants ranging from reasonable and great. the trail to the deserted beach is an attraction as well as the beach. Very good!!!
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  • A very quiet Island to spend a few days in the midst of nature and without the agitation of the beaches. ......
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  • No words to describe the experience of visiting the island. I went by boat from Guaraqueçaba and only that path itself already worth it. Island with the charm of very simple construction, several guesthouses well accessible and campsites. Do the 4 km track on the inside of the island and reach the deserted beach is a sensational experience.
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