Velha Waterfall, Mateiros

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Fed by the waters of the Rio Novo, the horse-shoe shaped falls of Velha Waterfall (Old Waterfall) are the highest in Jalapão. More than 40 m (130 ft) across, the falls are an impressive show of nature's strength and beauty. Not far from the falls, and with only a strong current to indicate the proximity of the powerful torrent, lies a small, peaceful freshwater beach. Plan your visit to Velha Waterfall and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Mateiros trip itinerary planning site .
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  • I've been in this Carnival (2018) in Jalapão. How had rained three days before, the volume of water was too great (photo attached). This waterfall is for contemplation, is not to dive on it. The structure of the site is very good with footbridge from the parking lot to the edge of the waterfall. Walk worthwhile, of course, if done with experienced guides and guardians as the folks at Jalapa Adventure ecotur.
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  • During my expedition in Jalapão one of the stops was in this waterfall, beautiful with your magnificence and sharp drop of water, but only for contemplation and pictures.
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  • Very beautiful, however for those who are in the Jalapão and dipped in a dozen waterfalls is not going to be the highlight of your tour.
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