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Gato Waterfall, Ilhabela

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After a two hour jeep ride and a forty minute trek through the jungle, you will come upon Gato Waterfall. It is an ideal spot for enjoying the best of Brazil's natural wonders: a beach, a waterfall, and a jungle are grouped together here in a sublime collection of creation. When the waterfall's flow is weak, you can swim under the water and let the pressure massage you, or as the Brazilians say 'let the water wash your soul.' The locals that occupy the area are fishermen that have lived here simply, without electricity or modern amenities, for many years. They take great pride in the falls and are happy to share it with conscientious visitors. For Gato Waterfall and beyond, use our Ilhabela trip builder to get the most from your Ilhabela vacation.
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  • After a trail of moderate difficulty for 40 min, the reward comes with very nice bathroom. Take a bottle of water and go. Very like James throughout the Ilhabela, so use insect repellent. Without doubt a spectacular attraction.
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  • Beautiful waterfall and picturesque place but with many mosquitoes it is good to use insect repellents, you can take great pictures.
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  • Worth every second of walking, because in the beginning to think that the track is very long but the landscape will making quick pass and the reward is the best of all when it arrives. Worth checking out
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