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Gruta das Encantadas, Paranagua

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Gruta das Encantadas, a cave located at the southern end of Ilha do Mel, is the subject of many local myths and legends. It is said that ages ago mermaids became stranded inside this cave, and unable to leave due to rough seas, spent years enchanting travelers with their sad songs. Hence, this "Enchanted Cave" is located on the "Enchanted Beach." Today, a wooden walkway leads through the large main opening to the first chamber of the cavern. This entrance is most easily accessible during low tide, so time your visit for early morning hours. Hire a local guide to take you there, and be sure to bring your camera and lots of insect repellent. To visit Gruta das Encantadas on your trip to Paranagua, use our Paranagua itinerary builder.
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  • The Enchanted cave has access in front of the Pier which provides access to the island, the passage to get to the cave is for a track, it is possible to go with child because it is easy to access, and the walk from the pier to the cave takes about 15 min. Grotto beach is beautiful, but the sea is agitated, according to natives is not recommended for bathers.
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  • The enchanted cave is a wonderful place, when the tide is low, you can enter the cave to admire the beautiful formation that looks like it was carved. Beautiful place with an inexplicable energy
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  • quiet place for a stroll and rest, a good sea bath without concerns, as well as a nice walk on the beach.
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