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Itatiaia National Park

Itatiaia is a privileged town located between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. It is famous for its exhuberant nature and for some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country. The center of Itatiaia is typical of a small town, with a bandstand located on Mariana da Rocha Leão Square, the Catholic Church of Saint Joseph and the Campo Belo Palace where the City Hall is located. The hydroelectric dam of Furnas opened in 1969 has its dome shaped barrier of double curvature, which is unique in Brazil. The National Park is the most famous tourist attraction in the town. Besides being the oldest Brazilian environmental reserve, which has attracted both visitors and researchers due to its magnificent flora and fauna, it also has a fascinating rocky formation. The park has several waterfalls with cristaline waters. All of them are surrounded by rich and dense forest where tourists can feel absolutely delighted at more than 360 species of enlisted birds, more than four thousand species of butterflies and an uncountable number of exotic plants and flowers, many of them only found in this region. The lowest part of the park has altitudes from 800 to 1,250 meters high, a humid forest, trees of up to 30 meters, an abundant vegetation in bromeliads, orchids and ferns. The rocky mountain of the Itatiaia massif is located in the highest part where there are woods of native pine trees, Araucária trees, shorter trees, dense bushes and grass-covered soils with about 67 identified species of mammals such as jaguars, monkeys, wild dogs; many of them considered endangered species. The place is a paradise with irrestible attractions for hikers, mountaineers, birdwatchers and nature lovers.

Penedo

The Finnish colonization is the main characteristic of this lovely place called Penedo. Finn immigrants arrived in Brazil in 1929 and set in remaining land of farm affect by the coffee-monoculture and livestock. The Finns managed to restore large areas of native forest and make real their naturalist proposals, introducing original concepts at the time, such as a vegetarian diet and unknown habits as the sauna. Discouraged by the failure in the agricultural projects, which had brought them here, the Finns were some of the pioneers in the tourism development in the region. First they own homes, then they set inns where hospitality and typical food conquered loyal customers. Simple architecture and superb taste for plants and flowers led these settlers to create such a joyful and relaxing atmosphere in Penedo. The main fatures of the Finnish culture in Penedo are represented in the Finnish Museum and the Finland Club where lively balls are held at weekends, including presentation of a folk group with typical costumes. Moreover, the Santa Claus house is a theme whole which lasts the entire year with magnificent food, art and craft. Penedo has a great variety of accommodation such as hotels and inns. In addition there are many restaurants and leisure options, eg hikes, waterfalls baths, etc. It is also perfect place to have some good wine beside a fireplace.

Visconde de Mauá, Maringá and Maromba Villages

At the top of the mountain, glimpsing the countours of Mantiqueira Mountains, on the borders of the forest reserva of the Itatiaia National Park we will find Maringá and Maromba in the region of Visconde de Mauá. Both are located in average altitudes of 1,300m surrounded by forest and full of waterfalls. This region remain fairly primitive until the middle of last century. It started being discovered as a tourist site in the end of the 1960´s when some people who searched for an ideal lifestyle with a more simple life and direct contact with nature arose. In addition, it has beend considered mystical due to such varied range of hadcrafts with lots of faires and elves among others. A true hippie atmosphere lies all over this region until nowadays. The region offer accommodation, from rustic and pitoresque inns to exquisite hotels, all aimed at providing tourists a very close contact with nature. The gastronomy is another highlight of the region, with variety of restaurants and a cuisine with typical food of cold regions, perfectly matching some good wine. The local trade is also picturesque and interesting with plenty of little stores where you can find from esoteric products to sophisticated hats, boots and other clothes, from art objects and decoration, to sauces and local produced honey. The horseback rides, hikes, birdwatching and waterfall dives and baths are great leisure options.

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Attractions [4]

The Slide Waterfall (Cachoeira do Escorrega) is the most famous postcard of the region; it is located 3km above the Maromba village. This is a mandatory visit for all tourists in the region. The waterfall is a natural waterslide carved by nature after a severe storm (water head) in 1966, allowing a perfect slide that ends into a deep natural pool of crystal clear waters. In its surroundings the visitor may find a craft fair, parking, two bars / restaurants, hotels and craft shops.... Read more
The Slide Waterfall (Cachoeira do Escorrega) is the most famous postcard of the region; it is located 3km above the Maromba village. This is a mandatory visit for all tourists in the region. The waterfall is a natural waterslide carved by nature after a severe storm (water head) in 1966, allowing a perfect slide that ends into a deep natural pool of crystal clear waters. In its surroundings the visitor may find a craft fair, parking, two bars / restaurants, hotels and craft shops.... Read more
The Slide Waterfall (Cachoeira do Escorrega) is the most famous postcard of the region; it is located 3km above the Maromba village. This is a mandatory visit for all tourists in the region. The waterfall is a natural waterslide carved by nature after a severe storm (water head) in 1966, allowing a perfect slide that ends into a deep natural pool of crystal clear waters. In its surroundings the visitor may find a craft fair, parking, two bars / restaurants, hotels and craft shops.... Read more
The Slide Waterfall (Cachoeira do Escorrega) is the most famous postcard of the region; it is located 3km above the Maromba village. This is a mandatory visit for all tourists in the region. The waterfall is a natural waterslide carved by nature after a severe storm (water head) in 1966, allowing a perfect slide that ends into a deep natural pool of crystal clear waters. In its surroundings the visitor may find a craft fair, parking, two bars / restaurants, hotels and craft shops.... Read more

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Restaurants [6]

Dishes made with local ingredients. Trout to fondue, all made ​​fresh by Chef Edison Guide, the leading expert on trout in the region. The Borbulha restaurant won the two editions that participated in the "Gastronomic Contest of the Pinion":2006 with Roast Fillet Mignon of the cream cheese and pine nut streusel. 2007 with Pinion Rosti.The cozy ambiance offers a fireplace for the cold nights and a decoration inspired by the good ti...a Read more
Address › Alameda Gastronomica de Maringá - Bocaina de Minas
Phone(s): › (24) 3387-1010
Capacity: › 60
Dishes made with local ingredients. Trout to fondue, all made ​​fresh by Chef Edison Guide, the leading expert on trout in the region. The Borbulha restaurant won the two editions that participated in the "Gastronomic Contest of the Pinion":2006 with Roast Fillet Mignon of the cream cheese and pine nut streusel. 2007 with Pinion Rosti.The cozy ambiance offers a fireplace for the cold nights and a decoration inspired by the good ti...a Read more
Address › Alameda Gastronomica de Maringá - Bocaina de Minas
Phone(s): › (24) 3387-1010
Capacity: › 60
Dishes made with local ingredients. Trout to fondue, all made ​​fresh by Chef Edison Guide, the leading expert on trout in the region. The Borbulha restaurant won the two editions that participated in the "Gastronomic Contest of the Pinion":2006 with Roast Fillet Mignon of the cream cheese and pine nut streusel. 2007 with Pinion Rosti.The cozy ambiance offers a fireplace for the cold nights and a decoration inspired by the good ti...a Read more
Address › Alameda Gastronomica de Maringá - Bocaina de Minas
Phone(s): › (24) 3387-1010
Capacity: › 60
Dishes made with local ingredients. Trout to fondue, all made ​​fresh by Chef Edison Guide, the leading expert on trout in the region. The Borbulha restaurant won the two editions that participated in the "Gastronomic Contest of the Pinion":2006 with Roast Fillet Mignon of the cream cheese and pine nut streusel. 2007 with Pinion Rosti.The cozy ambiance offers a fireplace for the cold nights and a decoration inspired by the good ti...a Read more
Address › Alameda Gastronomica de Maringá - Bocaina de Minas
Phone(s): › (24) 3387-1010
Capacity: › 60
Dishes made with local ingredients. Trout to fondue, all made ​​fresh by Chef Edison Guide, the leading expert on trout in the region. The Borbulha restaurant won the two editions that participated in the "Gastronomic Contest of the Pinion":2006 with Roast Fillet Mignon of the cream cheese and pine nut streusel. 2007 with Pinion Rosti.The cozy ambiance offers a fireplace for the cold nights and a decoration inspired by the good ti...a Read more
Address › Alameda Gastronomica de Maringá - Bocaina de Minas
Phone(s): › (24) 3387-1010
Capacity: › 60
The Country Cousine is inspired on the Italian specialty; using genuine ingredients and fresh products from the organic garden. This is Rosmarinus purpose; offering it´s clients their specialties on a cozy atmosphere, surrounded by the natural beauty of it´s 10.000m² preservation area. Since it´s foundation in 2001, the restaurant is nominated as one of the best in the region by the Quatro Rodas guide.The restaurant offer a private room for exclusive functions and meals as well as an...a Read more
Address › Maringá Maromba road - 4km far from Visconde de Mauá village
Phone(s): › (24) 3387-15
Capacity: › 50

Hotels [25]

Located in one of the highest points of the Mantiqueira mountains, the Maua Brazil Hotel provides comfort and privacy to its guests. Located in Visconde de Mauá the property is a project Read more
Address › Estrada Mauá Campos Alegre Km 04 S/N - Visc. Mauá, Resende, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Located in one of the highest points of the Mantiqueira mountains, the Maua Brazil Hotel provides comfort and privacy to its guests. Located in Visconde de Mauá the property is a project Read more
Address › Estrada Mauá Campos Alegre Km 04 S/N - Visc. Mauá, Resende, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Located in one of the highest points of the Mantiqueira mountains, the Maua Brazil Hotel provides comfort and privacy to its guests. Located in Visconde de Mauá the property is a project Read more
Address › Estrada Mauá Campos Alegre Km 04 S/N - Visc. Mauá, Resende, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Located in one of the highest points of the Mantiqueira mountains, the Maua Brazil Hotel provides comfort and privacy to its guests. Located in Visconde de Mauá the property is a project Read more
Address › Estrada Mauá Campos Alegre Km 04 S/N - Visc. Mauá, Resende, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Located in one of the highest points of the Mantiqueira mountains, the Maua Brazil Hotel provides comfort and privacy to its guests. Located in Visconde de Mauá the property is a project Read more
Address › Estrada Mauá Campos Alegre Km 04 S/N - Visc. Mauá, Resende, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Located in one of the highest points of the Mantiqueira mountains, the Maua Brazil Hotel provides comfort and privacy to its guests. Located in Visconde de Mauá the property is a project Read more
Address › Estrada Mauá Campos Alegre Km 04 S/N - Visc. Mauá, Resende, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Located in one of the highest points of the Mantiqueira mountains, the Maua Brazil Hotel provides comfort and privacy to its guests. Located in Visconde de Mauá the property is a project Read more
Address › Estrada Mauá Campos Alegre Km 04 S/N - Visc. Mauá, Resende, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Located in one of the highest points of the Mantiqueira mountains, the Maua Brazil Hotel provides comfort and privacy to its guests. Located in Visconde de Mauá the property is a project Read more
Address › Estrada Mauá Campos Alegre Km 04 S/N - Visc. Mauá, Resende, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Located in one of the highest points of the Mantiqueira mountains, the Maua Brazil Hotel provides comfort and privacy to its guests. Located in Visconde de Mauá the property is a project Read more
Address › Estrada Mauá Campos Alegre Km 04 S/N - Visc. Mauá, Resende, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Located in one of the highest points of the Mantiqueira mountains, the Maua Brazil Hotel provides comfort and privacy to its guests. Located in Visconde de Mauá the property is a project Read more
Address › Estrada Mauá Campos Alegre Km 04 S/N - Visc. Mauá, Resende, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Located in one of the highest points of the Mantiqueira mountains, the Maua Brazil Hotel provides comfort and privacy to its guests. Located in Visconde de Mauá the property is a project Read more
Address › Estrada Mauá Campos Alegre Km 04 S/N - Visc. Mauá, Resende, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Located in one of the highest points of the Mantiqueira mountains, the Maua Brazil Hotel provides comfort and privacy to its guests. Located in Visconde de Mauá the property is a project Read more
Address › Estrada Mauá Campos Alegre Km 04 S/N - Visc. Mauá, Resende, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Located in one of the highest points of the Mantiqueira mountains, the Maua Brazil Hotel provides comfort and privacy to its guests. Located in Visconde de Mauá the property is a project Read more
Address › Estrada Mauá Campos Alegre Km 04 S/N - Visc. Mauá, Resende, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Located in one of the highest points of the Mantiqueira mountains, the Maua Brazil Hotel provides comfort and privacy to its guests. Located in Visconde de Mauá the property is a project Read more
Address › Estrada Mauá Campos Alegre Km 04 S/N - Visc. Mauá, Resende, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Located in one of the highest points of the Mantiqueira mountains, the Maua Brazil Hotel provides comfort and privacy to its guests. Located in Visconde de Mauá the property is a project Read more
Address › Estrada Mauá Campos Alegre Km 04 S/N - Visc. Mauá, Resende, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Located in one of the highest points of the Mantiqueira mountains, the Maua Brazil Hotel provides comfort and privacy to its guests. Located in Visconde de Mauá the property is a project Read more
Address › Estrada Mauá Campos Alegre Km 04 S/N - Visc. Mauá, Resende, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Located in one of the highest points of the Mantiqueira mountains, the Maua Brazil Hotel provides comfort and privacy to its guests. Located in Visconde de Mauá the property is a project Read more
Address › Estrada Mauá Campos Alegre Km 04 S/N - Visc. Mauá, Resende, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Located in one of the highest points of the Mantiqueira mountains, the Maua Brazil Hotel provides comfort and privacy to its guests. Located in Visconde de Mauá the property is a project Read more
Address › Estrada Mauá Campos Alegre Km 04 S/N - Visc. Mauá, Resende, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Located in one of the highest points of the Mantiqueira mountains, the Maua Brazil Hotel provides comfort and privacy to its guests. Located in Visconde de Mauá the property is a project Read more
Address › Estrada Mauá Campos Alegre Km 04 S/N - Visc. Mauá, Resende, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Located in one of the highest points of the Mantiqueira mountains, the Maua Brazil Hotel provides comfort and privacy to its guests. Located in Visconde de Mauá the property is a project Read more
Address › Estrada Mauá Campos Alegre Km 04 S/N - Visc. Mauá, Resende, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Located in one of the highest points of the Mantiqueira mountains, the Maua Brazil Hotel provides comfort and privacy to its guests. Located in Visconde de Mauá the property is a project Read more
Address › Estrada Mauá Campos Alegre Km 04 S/N - Visc. Mauá, Resende, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Located in one of the highest points of the Mantiqueira mountains, the Maua Brazil Hotel provides comfort and privacy to its guests. Located in Visconde de Mauá the property is a project Read more
Address › Estrada Mauá Campos Alegre Km 04 S/N - Visc. Mauá, Resende, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Located in one of the highest points of the Mantiqueira mountains, the Maua Brazil Hotel provides comfort and privacy to its guests. Located in Visconde de Mauá the property is a project Read more
Address › Estrada Mauá Campos Alegre Km 04 S/N - Visc. Mauá, Resende, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Located in one of the highest points of the Mantiqueira mountains, the Maua Brazil Hotel provides comfort and privacy to its guests. Located in Visconde de Mauá the property is a project Read more
Address › Estrada Mauá Campos Alegre Km 04 S/N - Visc. Mauá, Resende, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Located in one of the highest points of the Mantiqueira mountains, the Maua Brazil Hotel provides comfort and privacy to its guests. Located in Visconde de Mauá the property is a project Read more
Address › Estrada Mauá Campos Alegre Km 04 S/N - Visc. Mauá, Resende, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

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