Sanctuary of Caraca Complex, Santa Barbara

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Wildlife Area
Pack your bags and prepare for sanctuary at Sanctuary of Caraca Complex, where you can rent a room at the boarding-school-turned-hostel and stay up after dark to watch the maned wolves wander into the courtyard. Every morning you'll awake to the mist sneaking away from peaks that push themselves free from the jungle mountains. At the center of the reserve you'll find a cathedral tower looming above the protected grounds. The tower is anything by sinister; in fact,  the local Padre (father, or priest) greets you with a smile and leads you into the cathedral's rustic interior. No pomp and circumstance here, only simple arches that don't compete with the natural beauty surrounding the location. Hiking trails around the cathedral and the old boarding school give you access to a diverse flora and fauna, you may even see an armadillo or get engulfed by a barrage of butterflies. See Sanctuary of Caraca Complex and all Santa Barbara has to offer by arranging your trip with our Santa Barbara vacation trip planner.
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  • Bike Ride with friends to the Santuario of Caraça. Beautiful road and the place is amazing, not only for Catholics ... have waterfalls, hiking and sleep there.. making reservations before, of course, worth muuuuuuuuuuuito worth.
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  • Spectacular location. Amazing trails that can be made with or without Guide, self-guided trails. The Housing complex is so incredible that it's like you went back in time and conveys a lot of inner peace. Is a hotspot, certainly. And view the wolves tonight, is a spectacle. What about a place so cool? Just picture what I'm saying.
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  • It's a fantastic place you feel in another century, besides being a very beautiful and great for a walk this afternoon. To enter is charged the value of 10.00 per person and stays open until 5 pm.
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