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Jacinto Machado

One of Santa Catarina’s best ecotourism destinations is in Jacinto Machado. The town is the main access point for Fortaleza Canyon, the biggest in the region and one of the largest in Brazil, which is 7.5 km long and up to 1.157 m high. Trails, which are hundreds of years old and were used by the drovers, waterfalls, natural pools, rocky rivers and exuberant vegetation make the tour through the canyon a true adventure, which should be done with accredited guides. Jacinto Machado also has a museum that portrays the history of the town and options for purchasing local artisan crafts, as well as typical festivals, such as the Banarroz, the Festa do Colono (Settlers’ Festival) and the Rodeio Crioulo Nacional (National Crioulo Festival).

Beach and Nature

Waterfalls, Ponds and Other Natural Hideaways


Cachoeira do Burim (Burim’s Waterfall)
A 5-meter deep natural pool that is formed by this waterfall on the Engenho Velho River. The area surrounded by the Atlantic Forest is on private property that charges an entrance fee. We recommend scheduling your visit.
Engenho Velho Community.
Telephone: (48) 9975-8052.


Cuisine

Forager and Gaúcha Cuisine


Savor the typical “café com mistura” (blended coffee) (or “café da roça” (farm grown coffee)), with cheeses, salamis, breads, desserts and seasonal fruits, including organic bananas, the fruit that is also the main ingredient for the delicious sugar-covered candies and other artisan goods.

[Services]

Zanatta Palace Hotel
Serves "café com mistura".
Rua Irmãos Trevisol, 1.244, Centro.
Telephone: (48) 3535-1108.

Pousada Família Cechinel
Serve o café com mistura.
Estrada Geral, s/n, Costão da Pedra.
Telephone: (48) 3535-1044 r. 25.

Balas de Banana Índia
You can watch the production processes.
Rua Albino Zanatta, 43, Gávea.
Telephone: (48) 3535-1186.
www.docesindia.com.br

Balas de Banana Joice
You can watch the production processes.
Rua Gov. Celso Ramos, 546, Centro.
Telephone:(48) 3535-1012.


History and Culture

Museums, Cultural Centers, Monuments and Memorials


Museu Histórico Municipal (Municipal History Museum)
Has preserved the pioneers’ utensils and tools and has archeological artifacts that prove that there were humans present in the region between 400 and 1000 years ago. Open Monday through Friday from 7 am to 7 pm. It is located at the Centro de Educação e Cultura (Educational and Cultural Center).
Praça Capitão Jorge Tramontin, s/n, Centro.
Telephone: (48) 3535-1732.


Archaeological Sites


Museu Histórico Municipal (Municipal History Museum)
Has preserved the pioneers’ utensils and tools and has archeological artifacts that prove that there were humans present in the region between 400 and 1000 years ago. Open Monday through Friday from 7 am to 7 pm. It is located at the Centro de Educação e Cultura (Educational and Cultural Center).
Praça Capitão Jorge Tramontin, s/n, Centro.
Telephone: (48) 3535-1732.


Events

Typical Festivities


Banarroz / Festa do Colono (Settlers’ Festival)
A huge party in the Praça Municipal (Town Square) is held to celebrate the banana and rice harvests, the town’s principal agricultural products. It is held every other year, in August.

Rodeio Crioulo Nacional (National Crioulo Rodeo)
The schedule includes cowboy sports competitions and shows. It is put on by the CTG (Centro de Tradições Gaúchas) Recanto da Gávea, in April. Estrada Geral Bairro Gávea. Telephone: (48) 3535-1133.


Purchases

Handicraft


See the goods made from organic banana tree fibers, especially the miniature “derlas” (baskets used by immigrants to collect fruit). There are also ottomans, placemats, baskets, lamps, rugs and other decorative pieces and housewares.

[Services]

Derla Arte
Rua Gov. Celso Ramos, 515, Centro. You must schedule an appointment.
Telephone: (48) 3535-1826 / 8805-9895.


Ecotourism and Adventure Sports

Trekking, Canyoneering, Rappelling, Cascading and Zip Lining


Cânion Fortaleza (Fortaleza Canyon)

Canion Fortaleza -  Aparados Da Serra

Canion Fortaleza - Aparados Da Serra



A trail that takes approximately 6 hours through the interior of the Cânion Fortaleza, crossing the exuberant native forest and the Rio da Pedra (Pedra Rio) riverbed, and hiking stretches with a high level of difficulty. Access at the Costão da Pedra community.

Mirante do Fortaleza (Fortaleza Observatory)
An easily accessible trail, but one that takes a long time to finish, it travels along the edges of the canyon to the observatory, where both the coast and the border between Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul can be seen. Access at the Costão da Pedra community.

Cachoeira do Tigre Preto (Tigre Preto Waterfall)
From the Mirante do Fortaleza there is a trail that leads to various waterfalls (some reaching heights of more than 400m) and to the Pedra do Segredo (Secret Stone), an emblematic rock formation. Access at the Costão da Pedra community.

Morro Carasal (Carasal Hill)
An elevated area in front of the Cânion Fortaleza with a magnificent panoramic view of the region. Trekking over the hill can be done by taking a steep trail, with a high level of difficulty, which passes through fields and forests. It is situated at Engenho Velho, on a rural property. Visits should be scheduled with local ecotourism guides.

Cânion da Pedra (Canyon da Pedra)
Rappelling and canyoneering are excellent options for exploring the natural beauty of this site, also known as the Cânion do Fundo das Bonecas (Fundo das Bonecas Canyon). Trekking through the Rio Pai José (Pai José River) riverbed, along the canyon’s 4,000 meters, reveals pleasant surprises, such as the Tobogã and Anna Schiratta cascades. Access at the Costão da Pedra community.

[Services]

Everaldo Ronconi
Ecotourism guide.
Telephone: (48) 3535-1133 / 9601-4950.

Joelson Cechinel
Ecotourism guide.
Telephone: (48) 3535-1044, r. 22.

Almir Ronsani
Ecotourism guide.
Telephone: (48) 3535-1044, r. 28.

Marcelo Pícolo
Ecotourism guide.
Telephone: (48) 9985-1350.

Edmilson Espindola
Ecotourism guide.
Telephone: (48) 3583-1175 / 8435-1644.

Luiz Fernando Soares
Ecotourism guide.
Telephone: (48) 3583-1933 / 8423-2008.

Sérgio Lopes de Lima
Ecotourism guide.
Telephone: (48) 9636-1590.


Localização Geográfica

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Cidades Vizinhas

Ermo


Colonized by Azorean, Italian and German immigrants, Ermo’s economic activity is based on rice and tobacco cultivation. The town is best known for its religious events, especially the Festa de Nossa Senhora das Graças (Our Lady of Grace Festival) (May) and the Romaria de São Donato (São Donato Pilgrimage) (August). The Festa da Emancipação Política e Administrativa (Political and Administrative Emancipation Festival) is in September and is also a good time to learn about this small town in Caminho dos Cânions.

Information:

Prefeitura (City Hall)
Telephone: (48) 3546-0081.
www.ermo.sc.gov.br


Timbé do Sul


Timbé do Sul is another beautiful ecotourism destination in Caminho dos Cânions. The town is at the foot of the Serra Geral, in the escarpment known as Serra da Rocinha. The region has numerous natural ramps for hang gliding, such as the Poço do Caixão (1,228 m high), which is the site for phases of the Festival Sul-Brasileiro de Voo Livre (Southern Brazilian Hang Gliding Festival). The Portal do Palmiro is sought out by practitioners of rappelling. The Rio dos Saltos (Saltos River) is another attraction, with its natural pools that are framed by basaltic cliffs that reach heights of up to 1,200 m. To explore these places, as well as the Amola Faca and Três Irmãs canyons, the Cachoeira da Cortina (Cortina Waterfall) and the Molha Coco and Rocinha II caves, the company of a guide is required. Refer to City Hall to schedule your tour.

Information:

Prefeitura (City Hall)
Telephone: (48) 3536-1133
www.timbedosul.sc.gov.br


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