Sanctuary of Caraca Complex, Santa Barbara
(4.8/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We visited the shrine on Sunday and, despite being very busy, we had the chance to enjoy the contact with nature and get to know a little bit of the site. We made some trails closer and were fascinated with the Church and the Museum. We plan to go back soon to host us and have the opportunity to do other trails and view the Maned Wolf.
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  • We were in class and in order to make trails and enjoy waterfalls, tranquil trails to make, take and walk up faster than the plate indicates, but has tracks with more advanced level. Has part of the shrine and the Museum that is quite interesting as well and of course the lunch .... Lunch is good too, especially for those who like to eat. The only downside is the bathroom near the diner that was fine Strass and that since early when we arrived until the time we left at the end of the day, but it didn't hurt at all!
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  • Perfect place to spend two to three days. Simple accommodation but well cared for, feeding sick, simple and staging. Obvious: rustic location, because it was a boarding school and a wonderful place for reflection. The site has caixoeiras, trails several, encounter with wild animals, Museum, church with mass, gift shop, SAFE and very cold. Not to be missed.
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