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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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  • To get to the beginning of the trail you take a jeep on the beach of the Castilians and follow for about 5 minutes. The trail is mostly narrow and steep, which makes it more fun, we went with a guide in a middle step and lasted about 30 minutes to climb and a little less down. The waterfall is beautiful to look at and the Woods around too, but the water is too cold! Not recommend for those difficulties of locomotion, very young children and the elderly. Do this carefully, because it comes to Atlantic forest and you can find some friends, like snakes, for example. But it's worth it!!!! Do it again without a doubt!!!!
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  • Take mosquito repellent in this heavenly ride. The falls are located in the path of trekkers to Castilians on the East side. Beauty, possibility to take a shower there, in Jeep tours from the Center.
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  • This waterfall is a pleasant surprise from the beach of the Castilians. Walk through the Atlantic forest, clean air and at the end the reward! Ice water, but relaxing, with their natural massages!!
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