Santuario do Caraca, Santa Barbara

Pack your bags and prepare for sanctuary at Santuario do Caraca, 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. Plan your Santuario do Caraca visit and explore what else you can see and do in Santa Barbara using our Santa Barbara tour itinerary tool .
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  • The Housing complex, including the hosting sites, the surroundings, the trails, the environment, the mountains, is worth a visit, if possible in two days, at least. Place to rest, walk and meditate. Odd moment of the ride is to wait for the Maned Wolf pick up food at dusk at the top of the church steps. Suspense and anticipation that worth the wait. Enjoy the scenery and get to know the history of this place is a very rich experience.
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  • I went on a walk and chat back! But the place is so nice that you can think about staying a little more time to enjoy the tranquility of the place.
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  • The Caraça sanctuary and an amazing place, with preserved architecture, abundant nature, Thompson's restaurant with a simple but very tasty food and a sweet sweet potatoes with cinnamon dessert without equal and fair price. Thompson Park is beautiful, with waterfalls difficult to access but very beautiful landscapes and lost my breath. And an excellent tour to do double or in groups.
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  • Very good for family or group outings and to various types of walks. I advise you to check the weather on the website before you go, it's pretty cold in relation to nearby towns.
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  • The place is beautiful. And hit the jackpot at the sight of a Maned Wolf on the trail during the day. Totally unexpected. Impressed me the calmness with which the Wolf faced the fact.
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