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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 reach the waterfall it is necessary to walk on a track classified as medium level with much of the route in dense forest too hot, but it's worth it, because waterfall is very tall and very pretty. On APR/17 had an incredible volume of water due to heavy rains in the days before.
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  • The trail is pretty easy and takes around 20 minutes ' walk. The waterfall is great but you have to be careful with waterspout on site. Worth knowing, don't forget to take very repellent as the black flies there are too much.
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  • Great place to visit. Beautiful waterfall! High waterfall. Use insect repellent. There is a Museum next door.
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