Parque Nacional do Itatiaia, Itatiaia

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Parque Nacional do Itatiaia is a perfect slice of Mata Atlântica, the dense Atlantic rainforest that graces the eastern coast of Brazil. As you leave the roar of the traffic behind and immerse yourself in the sounds of rushing water, birdsong, and the wind in the trees, you will feel like you are entering another world. Adopted as a World Biosphere Reserve, Brazil’s oldest national park is home to more than 400 species of native wildlife including both endangered and endemic species like the woolly spider monkey and lion tamarins. You can take a guided tour through the jungle, and see the serenely beautiful Lago Azul and the spectacular waterfalls Véu de Noiva and Itaporani, just three from a long list of natural phenomena you can explore. Back at the visitors’ center, there is an interesting national history museum. Itatiaia means "many-pointed rock" in the Tupí language, and, home to the jagged Agulhas Negras, one of Brazil’s tallest mountains, is a fitting name for the park. Our Itatiaia travel planner makes visiting Parque Nacional do Itatiaia and other Itatiaia attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Very well structured and flagged. Has a unique beauty and nature has in abundance. All tracks are super safe.
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  • A very nice Park. Any compliment is little. Hiking light and heavier. For all tastes and ages. Of the child to the elderly, everyone can walk and enjoy the matavilhosas landscapes: beautiful plants, flowers, orchids and bromeliads, beautiful streams and waterfalls. Everything is clean and maintained. The climate is very good. Even in summer, it's been a chilly night. Ride for the whole family Note 10.
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  • Amazing!!!! Come back all weekend to explore every corner of the Park! Friendly staff, patients, educated, competent and present in all the areas visited. Were my husband and my daughter (8 years) who can't stop talking about the adventure! Visit the Blue Lake, the Maromba pool, the bride's Veil and Itaporani (descending order of visit). There are spaces for picnics and toilets! We take all our breakfast and we brought all the waste produced. Be sure to visit the visitor center, the stone of Foundation and the Viewpoint of the last goodbye! At the end of the descent, on the side of the road, a family of Capuchin Monkeys was to see us! 3 Unforgettable! < Refresher!!!
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  • Always when I visit this place I get impressed. There are wonderful views from everywhere. During my last visit I took the trail called Rancho Caído, which was amazing!
  • Incredible natural reserve park, amazing views, idyllic villages offering excellent food and crafts, very friendly people.
  • A stunning and peaceful place to visit! Preserved atlantic forest, water falls, small and cozy cities. Wonderful!
  • It is beautiful here, with many places to go into the water and enjoy the falls!
  • Amazing and special place that takes you to your limits!

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Where to stay in Itatiaia

Despite being the largest town in the area, Itatiaia offers relatively few places to stay. Your best bet is to look for accommodations in the town center, near Praça da Emancipação, where you'll find a few small hotels and inns. If you want to visit the national park, look for accommodations at the park's entrance, or even inside its boundaries, rather than in town. You can also find a much larger selection of accommodations in Penedo, just a few kilometers down the road.
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