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The region of Viscount of Mauá It has incredible attractions. There are many waterfalls, sensational restaurants and little shops. But there is one attraction that catches the attention of nature lovers: The Alcantilado Valley.

Despite being a private property, the Alcantilado Valley It has been open to the public since March 1992.

There, there are 9 beautiful waterfalls as well as a viewpoint.

In this post, we tell you what the tour is like. Furthermore, we give all the tips for those who want to get to know the Alcantilado Valley.

Vale do Alcantilado: All tips

See all the tips we've put together for Vale do Alcantilado and see photos of the site:

How to get to Vale do Alcantilado

To get to the Alcantilado Valley You need to have a car or take a tour that goes there. That's why I always say that having a car on this trip helps a lot.

Vale do Alcantilado Waterfall, in Visconde de Mauá, with trees and rocks around
(Photo: This World is Ours)

Leaving Visconde de Mauá, you need to follow the road towards Vilas de Maringá. There will be signs indicating the Alcantilado Valley on the right.

After that, you will travel about 5 km of dirt road. So, hope it didn't rain the day before so there isn't a lot of mud on the path.

The route is not difficult, but you need to be careful and have a lot of patience.

What is the Alcantilado Valley trail like?

As it is private property, the Alcantilado Valley It has a lot of structure, but that doesn't stop you from having to walk a lot to see the waterfalls.

Throughout the route, there are signs indicating which waterfall you will see next. Additionally, there are ladders and ropes that help with protection.

However, to reach the last waterfall, known as Alcantilado Waterfall, you have to climb a lot. Therefore, if you are not physically prepared, you will suffer a little.

It's nothing extreme, but it requires more than getting to the other waterfalls.

How long is the Vale do Alcantilado trail?

The trail to see the 9 waterfalls of Alcantilado Valley It has 1500 meters to climb and 1500 meters to descend.

Plaque welcomes visitors to Vale do Alcantilado in Visconde de Mauá
(Photo: This World is Ours)

But as there are many stops, the climb is very divided. However, as I said, to go to the last waterfall, the effort is a little greater.

In addition to the 9 waterfalls, the site has a viewpoint, wells and caves.

How much does the Vale do Alcantilado ticket cost?

Admission per person costs R$35 (Jun/23). Despite being a little more expensive, the structure of the site makes up for it.

Furthermore, parking is free.

What is the structure of the Alcantilado Valley like?

On the site itself, there is no structure for eating and drinking. Therefore, it is worth bringing water and a snack.

Structure with stairs and handrails on the trails of Vale do Alcantilado in Visconde de Mauá
(Photo: This World is Ours)

At the entrance, they sell some little things and there is also an outdoor pastry shop. Ideal for eating at the end of the tour.

The Alcantilado Waterfalls

As I already said, there are 9 waterfalls and a viewpoint along the 1500 meter trail. All of them very well signposted along the way. See what the Alcantilado waterfalls are:

1. Cachoeirinha

Vale do Alcantilado: Cachoeirinha waterfall amidst the greenery
(Photo: This World is Ours)

2. Poço da Areia

Waterfall amidst the greenery of Poço da Areia
(Photo: Reproduction from the Official Website)

3. Wells of the Roots

Poço das Raízes waterfall amid rocks and greenery in Vale do Alcantilado
(Photo: Reproduction from the official website)

4. Açude Waterfall

Rocks and waterfall at Cachoeira do Açude
(Photo: This World is Ours)

5. Muralhas Waterfall

Cachoeiras das Muralhas waterfall amidst the green area and rocks in Vale do Alcantilado
(Photo: Reproduction from the official website)

6. Lajeado Waterfall

Sign indicating Cachoeira do Lajeado, in Vale do Alcantilado, with an arrow
(Photo: This World is Ours)

7. Toca do Penhasco Waterfall

Toca do Penhasco waterfall, in Vale do Alcantilado, surrounded by rocks and greenery
(Photo: Reproduction from the official website)

8. Granite Cave Waterfall

Gruta do Granito Waterfall with waterfall between the rocks and cave on the right
(Photo: This World is Ours)

9. Alcantilado Waterfall

Alcantilado Waterfall amidst the rocks in the Alcantilado Valley
(Photo: This World is Ours)

Alcantilado Viewpoint

One of the highlights of the tour is the Viewpoint. From there, there is a beautiful view. The good thing is that there are stools to sit on. So, it's a great option to eat that snack you took for the trip.

Man sitting at the viewpoint of Vale do Alcantilado overlooking the mountains on a sunny and cloudy day
(Photo: This World is Ours)

Opening hours

Vale do Alcantilado is open from Monday to Sunday from 8am to 4pm. But remember that to make the most of all the waterfalls, it's best to go early to enjoy the day.

View of the mountains from Cachoeira do Alcantilado in Visconde de Mauá
(Photo: This World is Ours)

Essential tips for going to Vale do Alcantilado

  • Take water;
  • Bring a snack;
  • Remember sunscreen;
  • Wear light clothing;
  • Wear sneakers;
  • Remember that the road is dirt for 5 km;
  • Dogs are not allowed.

What else is around

Can you believe that when we went to Vale do Alcantilado we arrived first at Corredeiras park and we thought we had already arrived?

Bridge that gives access to the Corredeiras do Alcantilado park in Visconde de Mauá
(Photo: This World is Ours)

I swear lol! We spent about 20 minutes walking from one side to the other trying to find where the trail to the waterfalls started and where the reception was to pay our entrance lol. Therefore, if your destination is Vale do Alcantilado, know that this is another park.

Then we realized we were in Corredeiras. The park offers several extreme sports, such as tree climbing and zip lining. In addition, there is buoy cross, abseiling and climbing.

There is also the Duas Rodas Museum, with a collection of old motorcycles. However, some blog followers went and did not enjoy the experience at the museum.

What to see in Visconde de Mauá

There is a lot to do in the region. In addition to Vale do Alcantilado, there are other waterfalls in Visconde de Mauá that are unmissable, such as Cachoeira do Escorrega, Poção de 7 Meters and Santa Clara.

Little shops amidst trees in Aldeia dos Imigrantes in Visconde de Mauá
(Photo: This World is Ours)

In addition, there are super cute craft shops and local products in the region. There is also no shortage of great restaurants in Visconde de Mauá, but which are actually in Maringá, such as Bistrô das Meninas and Cogumelo Bistrô.

Where to stay in Visconde de Mauá

When choosing where to stay in Visconde de Mauá, you need to keep in mind that having a car is essential to get around all the towns. Furthermore, waterfalls are spread throughout every corner.

The entire region of Visconde de Mauá, Maringá de Minas, Maringá do Rio and Maromba has great accommodation options.

Take the opportunity to find your hotel in the region with a discount!

Do you have any questions about Vale do Alcantilado? Leave it in the comments!

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Adolfo Nomelini

Journalist graduated from PUC-SP and postgraduate in Communication in Digital Media, he is passionate about music, coxinha, television, his glasses and the internet. He has worked with online content for more than 15 years and spends much of his time “throwing his body out into the world, walking everywhere and, according to the natural law of encounters, leaving and receiving something.”

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