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Two years ago, when I still lived in Amazon, my family decided to travel by car for 35 days around the area. One of the cities that we visited is a part of the Chapada das Mesas National Park, very small (23.979 residents) and named Carolina, state of Maranhão.
The architecture there is still from the city’s old days (lots of windows, low ceiling) and this tree in the picture was in front of our inn (house with white walls) and it is 113 years old.
When you get there, you have to hire a tour guide to do some of the tours this natural paradise offers. Believe me: it is impossible to go to certain waterfalls alone (pictures will prove it)
PEDRA CAÍDA NATIONAL PARK (Pedra Caída – Fallen Stone)
It’s an ecological reserve, with amazing waterfalls and natural pools. I met Mariana there, this macaw on my arm. Fear is all over my face, definitely or absolutely? 😀
>> Encanto Azul (Blue Enchantment): Located in the Cocal river. You cannot not fall in love with this crystal clear water, great temperature for swimming and appreciation of the fishes around you. Don’t forget to bring goggles. (Wikipedia) God knows how much I wanted my water proof camera that day!
You have to hike in this place for 30 – 40 minutes…
To find this!
Makes you tired, but it’s worth it! This is a typical flower of this place. Pretty, huh? But it smells terrible!
>> Poço Azul (Blue Well): Located in the Cocal river. Crystal clear water in a natural pool with over 5 meters – 16 feet – of depth is what makes us fall in love with it. (Wikipedia)
Guess what? Hike again + staircase of 82 meters – 269 feet.
And finally we found what we were looking for…
Saint Paula’s Waterfall
Another waterfall, I can’t find the name anywhere, I’m sorry.
My dad venturing himself
My brother deleted the pictures (not on purpose!) of two waterfalls from our camera, one called Capelão (Chaplain) and the other one’s name is Santuário (Sanctuary)… They’re gorgeous! Well hidden treasures of mother nature.
>> Capelão: Beautiful! (Flickr)
>> Santuário: You cross this narrow path to reach it. (SkyScraperCity)
In this picture you see Morro do Chapéu (Hat’s Mountain) and despite being outside of the Chapada das Mesas National Park, it’s considered one of the symbols of the region.
Like I previously wrote, we traveled for 35 days and this was one of the cities among so many others I visited. Soon I will write more about the others and unknown places in Brazil 😀 there are other waterfalls and natural pools, but those above deserve recognition.