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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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  • Easy to get, more or less 8 min walk. Very intriguing rock shaft that runs down through the wall. Get off the rocks and enter the cave.
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  • Totally unspoiled landscape water clear and easy path to follow suggestions guaranteed!
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  • The cave itself has no great attractions, who does not know no more imagining that you will find a big cave and disappointed to come across with a small opening in the middle of the stones. Still worth a lot to make the trail to the cave because she has a very beautiful view of the hills and the beach of the Buoy.
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