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Caracol State Park (Parque Estadual do Caracol)

Parque Estadual do Caracol

Parque Estadual do Caracol or Caracol State Park is situated 9 km from Canela (Caracol State) in the Rio Grande do Sul state in Brazil.

 

 

Location: 9 km from Canela, Rio Grande do Sul

Entrance Fee: R$10

Open: 8:30am- 5:30pm

 

 

 

 

Description of Parque Estadual do Caracol or Caracol State Park

Parque Estadual do Caracol  Parque Estadual do Caracol

Parque Estadual do Caracol or Caracol State Park is a protected area in the Southern region in the State of Rio Grande do Sul near a municipality of Canela. It covers a total area of 50 acres of pieheiral (pine forest) of the Brazilian Highlands and Southern coastal Atlantic Forest. Parque Estadual do Caracol is covered by a network of hiking trails. It is famous for Cascata do Caracol or Caracol Waterfall that reaches a height of 130 meters (400 feet). After Iguazu Falls it is the second most visited tourist attraction in Brazil with 289,000 annual visitors. For their comfort a watch tower was erected for a better view of the Caracol Waterfall (Cascata do Caracol) with a total height of 100 feet (30 meters). Additionally there is a cable car that offers tourists an aerial view of the Caracol State Park and Caracol Waterfall below. The entrance to protected reserve also has a restaurant and craft stalls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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