Brazil, Brazil Natural Wonders of Brazil Mini Guide by Pablo Gomez

Brazil is a triumph of nature and colours. Explore the unparalleled natural treasures of this wonderful country.

 
The Parque Nacional do Jaú consists of several thousand square kilometers of wonderful virgin Amazonian rainforest. It's the largest forest reserve in South America, covering an area greater than 5.6 million acres!

Jaú National Park

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The Chapada Diamantina National Park (Parque Nacional da Chapada Diamantina in Portuguese) is a 1,520 km² national park in the Chapada Diamantina region of the State of Bahia. Its fantastic green filled canyons and mountains are a magical wonder to witness.

Chapada Diamantina National Park

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Poço encantado in Chapada Diamantina is a wonderful pool in a cave, with incredible crystal clear water and the bluest reflection ever. This is a light effect that can be witnessed from April to September, when the sun is at the perfect angle to shine through the natural window and hit the water, creating the stunning blue color.

Poço encantado

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Lençóis Maranhenses are stunning white sand dunes located in low, flat, occasionally flooded, land. It encompasses roughly 1,500 km2 (580 sq mi), and despite abundant rain, supports almost no vegetation. The area became a National Park in 1981. It's located in Maranhão state, in northeastern Brazil, just east of the Baía de São José

Lençóis Maranhenses

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source: Triposo

 
The Cachoeira da Fumaça is 340 m tall waterfall in Bahia. It was believed to be the country's highest waterfall until the 353 m tall Cachoeira do Araca (Cachoeira do El Dorado) was recently discovered in the Amazon. Its English name is Smoke Falls, named that way because the tiny water flow is sprayed by the wind before it touches the ground. However, depending on the season, it can be completely dry.

Cachoeira da Fumaça

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Tropical island paradise of Fernando de Noronha is located in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, and it is protected as a Marine National Park since 1997 and, not mistakenly, it's also a World Heritage Site.

Fernando de Noronha

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Pantanal is a diverse eco-system and the world’s largest wetland. It is a natural wonder that must be explored on any trip to Brazil.

Pantanal

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Iguazu Falls are on the border of the Argentina province of Misiones and the Brazilian state of Paraná. Legend states that a deity planned to marry a beautiful woman named Naipí, who fled with her mortal lover Tarobá in a canoe. In a rage, the deity sliced the river, creating the waterfalls and condemning the lovers to an eternal fall.

Iguaçu Falls

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O Encontro das Aguas is the confluence between the Rio Negro, a river with dark (almost black colored) water, and the sandy-colored Amazon River or Rio Solimões, as the upper section of the Amazon is known as in Brazil. For 6 km (3.7 mi) the river's waters run side by side without mixing. It is one of the main tourist attractions of Manaus.

O Encontro das Aguas

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Bonito is blessed with lots of rivers where you can go diving, but also of wonderful waterfalls, caves and grottos, like the famous Lagoa Azul or Blue Lagoon. In recent years it has become the heart оf eco-tourism іn Brazil.

Lagoa Azul

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