Serra da Bocaina National Park, Sao Jose do Barreiro

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Serra da Bocaina National Park is a national park of Brazil. It is located at the border between the states of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo in southeastern Brazil.LocationCreated by Federal Decree in 1971 and comprises an area of approximately 104000ha and a significant biodiversity. The park headquarters is located in São José do Barreiro, the State of São Paulo. It is administered by the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio). It is estimated that 60% of the vegetation is composed of native Atlantic Forest, and the rest is forest regenerated (secondary) for over 30 years.The highest point is Pico do Tira o Chapéu, which reaches 2088m above sea level, one of the highest points of the State of São Paulo.The park is part of the Bocaina Mosaic, created in 2006.BiotaAmong the species of flora are pines, cedars, trumpet trees, palm trees and bromeliads. Among the fauna of the park are cats, sloths, deer, monkeys, snakes and birds.A number of amphibians are only known from the park and its buffer area: Brachycephalus vertebralis, Ischnocnema pusilla, Bokermannohyla ahenea, Bokermannohyla clepsydra, Scinax ariadne, Megaelosia bocainensis, Physalaemus barrioi, and Paratelmatobius gaigeae.
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  • August 3, 2017
    Very nice tracks with the most beautiful waterfalls in the region. Impossible to know all about 2 or 3 days, and it's definitely a place to go back again.
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  • July 4, 2017
    The Park is simply stunning! It has trails for all levels. Short, long, easy and more difficult. And the waterfalls are beautiful, I've never seen a river water so transparent.
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  • June 23, 2017
    Huge park with exuberant nature. Impossible to find in a single day, which is good, because I want to return soon. For a day, I recommend hiking to the falls of Saint Ida. Small path, need to take water. If the day is hot, it pays to take advantage of the cacheira that form pool beautiful. Park with very rustic structure, only toilets.
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