Beyond the falls and the miles of gorgeous coastline, Parana really does offer a rich cultural and cosmopolitan vibe. Amazing restaurants, active nightlife and innovative, cutting edge architecture mark a city that stands as one of the richest in Brazil.
Visit the national park and experience the Waterfall Trails—a series of islands creating a staircase effect, which results in spectacular waterfalls all along the Iguacu River. At the end of it all is the Devil’s Throat Canyon which in and of itself is amazing to behold. The park offers boat trips and even white water rafting for the adventurous visitor.
SERRA VERDE EXPRESS
In Curitiba, the capital of the state of Parana, you will find the Serra Verde Express. This exciting train ride runs the gamut as far as Brazilian landscapes--from the mountains down in the jungles to passing by an expanse of the Atlantic. The train ride even includes beer tastings!
ILHA DO MEL
One of the best beach resort areas in southern Brazil, Ilha do Mel is an island which travelers can get to by boat. Extremely popular among surfers, it is the perfect spot for anything water related. Or of course, if you just want to relax, enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches or walk along the dunes, Ilha do Mel is the ideal spot for that as well.