Caracol State Park, located in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, boasts the stunning Caracol Falls - a popular tourist destination. The waterfall is between the Brazilian Highlands' pine forest zone and the southern coastal Atlantic Forest and comprises two cascades.
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Natural Landmarks in Brazil
Guanabara Bay is a picturesque bay of the Atlantic Ocean, located in southeast Brazil, in the state of Rio de Janeiro. On its western shore lies the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Duque de Caxias, and on its eastern coast, the towns of Niterói and São Gonçalo. More than 130 islands dot the bay.
The Iguaçu National Park in Paraná State, Brazil, shares with Iguazú National Park in Argentina, one of the world’s largest and most impressive waterfalls. Clouds of spray soak the surrounding area, and islands in the river are consequently covered by luxuriant vegetation.
Lençóis Maranhenses National Park is located in northeastern Brazil. It features 70 km (43 mi) of coastline and an interior composed of rolling dunes. During the rainy season, the valleys among the dunes fill with freshwater lagoons, prevented from draining due to the impermeable rock beneath.
The Moconá (Yucumã) Falls is a dramatic linear waterfall on the border between the province of Misiones, Argentina, and the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The areas on either side of the falls are protected by the Moconá Provincial Park in Argentina and the Turvo State Park in Brazil.
Mount Roraima is the highest of the Pacaraima Mountains, a chain of tepui plateaus in South America. It serves as the tripoint of Venezuela, Guyana, and Brazil. These tabletop mountains are considered to be the oldest geological formations on Earth.
Located between the Serra da Bocaina mountain range and the Atlantic Ocean, this cultural and natural landscape includes the historic center of Paraty, the island of Ilha Grande as well as four protected natural areas of the Atlantic Forest, one of the world's key biodiversity hotspots.