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Prainha Park and Caete Hill

Prainha Park and Caete Hill

Municipal Natural Park of Prainha which was opened in 2001. The national park was created at the request of frequent visitors of Prainha beach (mostly surfers) with the aim of preventing the construction of condominiums in the area. The nature reserve has a rich Atlantic forest flora and is also home for many spiecies of animals, lizards and birds. The main attraction of the park is Morro do Caeté (the word "caeté" means virgin forest in the Tupi language), with a nice trail and marvellous views. For sure you will encounter some birds and lizards on your way up, and if you are lucky then also some interesting animals.

Tips for Parque Natural Municipal da Prainha and Morro do Caeté

  • There is quite a big parking area if you go by car, but it fills up quickly. Go early.
  • Definitely take advantage of the neighboring beaches during your visit.

Quick facts

Type: montain trail
Touristic: no
Getting there: takes a long time
Minimal transport: bus + long walk
Time: 30 minutes to go up
Height: 130 meters
Length: 800 meters
Difficulty: easy
Cost: free
Other names: Parque Natural Municipal da Prainha, Municipal Natural Park of Prainha, Prainha park, Prainha trilha, Morro do Caeté, Caete Hill, Mirante do Caeté
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