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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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  • Very beautiful natural place to see on Ilha do Mel. I didn't get what some religious sign is placed inside the grotto. The place is made by rocks, time and ocean. This is not a cathedral or smth like ...  more »
  • This the most gorgeous place I have been in a long time... A quiet, yet amazing looking beach stretch...  more »
  • I visited this awesome place. It's amazing if you think about how much our planet has changed. Reminds us of our brief smallness.
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  • This place is amazing. Used to come here when I was a kid and it just blows your mind. The whole island is beautiful, something you will never forget.
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  • Magical place. Best time to visit is in the off-season. The peace of the island "recharge your batteries".
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  • Beautiful place, if possible, go on low and high tide in order to observe the beauty of the two forms.
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  • After the trail we found this amazing location, beautiful too. Best way to get the trail easier and faster is asking for information. Educated people and always willing to help.
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