Cascata do Caracol in Canela, Rio Grande do Sul

Cascata do Caracol, 7 km from Canela, is the second most popular natural tourist attraction in Brazil

And it’s no wonder that Cascata do Caracol receives so many visitors, its main waterfall is a 130 meter high waterfall in the middle of the Floresta de Pinheiros do Planalto Brasileiro (a forest full of pines), and it’s wonderful.

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It has two waterfalls: the upper one is a little hidden in the woods at a distance of approximately 100 meters from the second one, this in turn is quite imposing and maybe it’s the one you’ve seen in photos around.

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Park full of flowers everywhere

The waterfall is insideParque do Caracol (free traduction – snail park), the access to be able to see it is very tranquil.

Inside the park are the rapids, it’s a little smaller waterfall. They also have a restaurant and craft shops.

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Rapids at Caracol Park

When I went  up to the lookout, I had to pay R$ 20.00 reais (less than $ 4,00 dollars) per person, in addition to the park entrance, which I comment below.

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me on top of the lookout

I didn’t think it was worth it, even though it’s a 360 view of the park, up there it’s all surrounded by glass and the height doesn’t make much difference to see the main attraction.

But I ended up not visiting the cable cars that are in another park in the region.

Parke entrance fee

Acess to the park cost R$ 20,00 per person with vehicle included, I was on a motorcycle.

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Official Map of Parque do Caracol – access the website

The bad thing is that the Cascata do Caracol is not clean, such a popular tourist attraction is polluted and it was one of the reasons they spoke for not being able to make the trail to the bottom of this gigantic waterfall.

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