For those who love to explore caves and grottos, there are excellent options in Santa Catarina, especially in Botuverá. Turn on your flashlight and have a good adventure.
Parque Municipal das Grutas de Botuverá
The park gives access to the Caverna de Botuverá (Botuverá Cave) and has barbecue pits, restaurants and snack bars and parking for cars and coaches, besides a trail in the jungle which leads to a refreshing waterfall. The visit to the Caverna de Botuverá is monitored by guides and obeys strict safety standards. Autumn and winter, Tuesday thru Sunday, from 8am to 4pm; spring and summer, Tuesday thru Sunday, from 8am to 5pm. Estrada Geral de Ourinhos, s/n, at 15 km from the Center of Botuverá, with access by a dirt track.
Phone: (47) 3359-1100
Caverna de Botuverá
Set in a mountain, it extends for more than 1,000 meters and nine halls, some up to 20 m in height. Only some parts of the cave are open for visiting, but the trip of 45 minutes in up to 220 m of the cave is sufficient for the visitor to be fascinated by the imposing natural sculptures (stalactites, stalagmites, columns and other formations). The place has artificial illumination, facilitating access and observing the rocky formations.
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Caverna da Fuga (Flight Cave)
It has an underground brook which runs underneath the galleries until reaching the Cachoeira da Caverna (Cave Waterfall), where it is possible to bathe in the midst of the obscurity. Rappel is practiced at the entrance of the cave (45 m).
Trails, rappel, cascading and mountaineering.
Rua Getúlio Vargas, 839, Centro.
Phone: (47) 9974-7874
Phone: (47) 3633-1869
Cabeça de Pedra Expedições e Aventuras
Phone: (47) 9988-9908
Vale do Contestado
Caverna do Tigre (Tiger Cave)
Located in Iracema community, at 26 km from the Center, next to the Cachoeira da Pedra Furada (Pierced Stone Waterfall).
Grutas da Emídia and of Nossa Senhora de Fátima (Grottoes of Emídia and Our Lady of Fátima)
The most famous in the region. Other options are those of Guarani (20 km from the Center), Paredão dos Queimados (3 km), Rio Iraputã (12 km), Rio da Veada, Lageado, Graneman and those of Mica Branca (15 km).
Caverna Rio dos Bugres (Bugres River Cavern)
An old Indian shelter, located 11 km from the center of Urubici. Do not forget to bring a flashlight. SC-439, Rio dos Bugres, 11 km from the Center.