Sanctuary of Caraca Complex, Santa Barbara

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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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  • MÍstíco, place of faith, encounter with the Brazilian fauna and flora. Excellent for those who like hiking, and an indescribable encounter with breathtaking waterfalls. Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner. Local food, super tasty and healthy. An unforgettable encounter with the Maned Wolf, coming to feed nearby guests. The accommodations are comfortable, spacious, hygienic, with mini bar, private bathroom with amenities. Has wi-fi, and for being a mystical place has no television. The staff are attentive, efficient and friendly. Recommend!!!
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  • An amazing place, joining an exuberant nature and invites you to reflection. A ex-seminário, the story told on the walls. Still has waterfalls and wonderful architecture. The restaurant is also very good. Feeding the wolves is an interesting attraction.
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  • This location this with an island of calm to 1300 metres between the hills of MG. Hard to imagine how this site was built in 1744. Far from all nearly 30 kms. Santa Barbara so donkey and ox. However it is the nature which impressed more. We want to return with the rest of family for making all the tracks
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