Formiga Waterfall, Mateiros

A small but powerful cascade with a clear, emerald plunge pool, Formiga Waterfall is an invigorating bathing spot. Dive into the warm, inviting pool and see the minnows darting through the bubbles, or enjoy a soothing massage from mother nature underneath the tumbling falls. Don't be put off by the name, Formiga Waterfall--or 'Ant Waterfall'--is named after the Formiga River, and not an infestation of insects. To visit Formiga Waterfall and get the most from your holiday in Mateiros, create itinerary details personal to you using our Mateiros travel planner.
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  • One of the most beautiful cachoeirras I have ever seen in my life, and different from cachoeirras in the South of the country, water is super hot. Place has no structure, but to enjoy the bath in cachoeirra. However I recommend for those who know how to swim, because it is very deep and quite current, you have to be careful. Too cute!!
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  • Super beautiful waterfall, transparent water, but the surroundings this abandoned, dirty, has no structure. A shame! But it's worth the visit.
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  • A small, but strong, a lot of clear water and great for swimming. Don't you just want to go out and have a snorkel even better, because the visibility is great and very pretty.
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