Tag Archives: waterfalls in brazil

Boating around the North side of Ilhabela

Since many of the beaches in Ilhabela are only accessible by boat I highly recommend doing one of the boat tours.  There are all different types of boats to choose from so you can go with whatever you are most comfortable with and separate tours for the north and south sides of the island.  I […]

Ilhabela Overview

Ilhabela (Beautiful Island) the largest island in Brazil is located 4 miles off the coast of São Paulo state which is (205km/ 127mi) from Sao Paulo city and 340km/210mi from Rio. There are a number of smaller islands that make up all of Ilhabela. How to get to Ilhabela: First off, the traffic is horrible so […]

Gastronomic and Eco-friendly experience at Fazenda Catuçaba (awesome weekend trip!)

After an awesome 4 days in Picinguaba, we hit the road back up through the mountains to the sister property Fazenda Catuçaba. The drive is nice, you’ll see lots of lush greenery as you drive through the mountains in hill county with cows and horses dotting the hills.  The property is located 30 minutes from the historical […]

Hike to Tombador waterfall in Ubatuba

If you are in the area of Ubatuba and like hiking to waterfalls, add a visit to Cachoeira Tombador to your list.  The hotel arranged for us to go with a guide which was a smart decision as it is a little tricky to find the entrance, then once you do its a windy trail through back […]

Experience the Santa Clara Valley waterfalls

Since no one mentioned this when we planned our trip to Visconde de Maua… most roads ARE NOT PAVED and can be quite dangerous when it rains.  There are tons of holes, rocks and bumps in the road, if you are not driving a truck or car with 4 wheel drive it feels like you […]

Alcantilado waterfalls in Visconde de Maua

I like outdoor adventure but normally I am not the one to suggest a place that 90% of what you will do involves connecting with nature/ hiking, so this was a first for me.  When you are in Visconde de Maua, you must visit the Cachoeiras do Alcantilado, a sequence of 9 waterfalls – ending […]

Grab your hiking boots and experience Nacional Parque Serra Dos Orgaos

Looking for some outdoor adventure? Hop in your car (or take the bus) to Teresopolis and get ready to bond with the incredibly beautiful forests Brazil has to offer.  Nacional Parque Serra Dos Orgaos, is an 118 sqkm mountainous terrain between Teresópolis and Petrópolis full of waterfalls, natural swimming pools, hiking trails, beautiful picnic spots, camping grounds […]