April 20, 2007

Chapada dos Veadeiros (Goiás)

by Fernanda W.

If you enjoy ecotourism and trekking, don’t miss
Chapada dos Veadeiros (GO). Over 200 km from Brasilia, the region has the largest concentration of quartzo crystal in the world and also a wonderful landscape, including high waterfalls, natural swimming pools (with chilly waters, around 17°C) and hot spring water. You may spot emus, toucans, woodpecks, wolves and if you’re lucky, leopards and deers.

Inns and restaurants are simple but pretty decent. The main town that gives access to most of the private properties in which the waterfalls are located is Alto Paraíso de Goiás (5,000 inh.). Near the National Park is São Jorge, a small village (600 inh.) which is loved by alternative tribes.

Here is a sample of what you can see there.








4 comments:

Mônica Veado said...

Wow, that looks like a perfect place for a well-deserved holiday, Fernanda! I'm sure you had a great time there. The waterfalls are amazing! Thanks for posting and sharing your photos with us!
Mônica

Development Crossing said...

Looks amazing, thanks for the tip. Any thoughts on other ecotourism spots? I came across a recent list of top five ecotourism destinations:
http://www.developmentcrossing.com/development_crossing/2007/04/top_5_ecotouris.html

fernanda sue said...

To development crossing:
Well, there are so many places (here in Brazil)... Just a few hints: Chapada Diamantina (BA), Serra do Cipó (MG), Serra da Canastra (MG), Bonito (MS), Aparados da Serra (RS)... It dependes on what kind of activities you want to do...

fernanda sue said...

Coming back, I saw a terrible mistake it depends on and not it dependes. Sorry...