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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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  • There's no way to go through here and visit this place! The place has a peace so big it seems we float! Too beautiful
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  • For those who enjoy the nature, the location is one of the good places to visit in Ilha do Mel!!! The access to the site has good views and provide good photos.
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  • A very beautiful place, nice for hiking, the caves are beautiful, water and beach clean, very quiet.
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