Parque Estadual da Cantareira

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Parque Estadual da Cantareira

Parque Estadual da Cantareira
4.5
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Rising out of the northern frontier of the city and boasting more than 8,000 hectares of unspoiled Atlantic coastal forest, the verdant Parque Estadual da Cantareira (Cantareira State Park) offers rustic hiking trails, swimmable lakes, birdwatching and breathtaking views of the sprawling city below. Next door is the Horto Florestal, the one-time summer mansion of São Paulo state governors, and the monument to the Tropic of Capricorn, which runs through the park.
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peter k
North Vancouver, Canada129 contributions
Peaceful
May 2019 • Solo
Offers a great panoramic view of
Sao Paulo from here , although the way up is very steep in some places.Saw virtually no wildlife , just a fleeting glance of a small bright green bird , but you can sure hear it.Did see a huge spider and some really brilliant blue butterflies.There's a lot of exotic tropical vegetation including rubber trees with massive leaves and ferns 10 feet tall and up.There are also lots of very quiet, lightly travelled side trails , though with nothing much to see along the way.Because of time constraints I did not have the chance to see the lake or the waterfall.A vast and very peaceful place well worth a return visit.
Written 4 May 2019
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Renan T
2 contributions
Peace of mind
Feb 2017 • Couples
Best place to enjoy the nature in the city. This park is even more quiet and relaxing than Ibirapuera Park.
Cantareira park, offers lots of tracks and adventure near by huge variety of animals. This park is also a nice place to enjoy a nice day of picnic and sports.
The main difficult is how you get over there once this part of the city doesn't offer subway's structure. I suggest you to pick up an Ubber from Santana subway station.
Written 17 February 2017
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nanahls
Copenhagen, Denmark16 contributions
Great day trip and escape from crazy SP!
Feb 2016 • Family
Great option for a day hike and to see nature while still in SP.
The park has 3 entrances and 4 trails. The 2 main trails are accessible through the main entrance and go to Pedra Grande (with a great view of the city - 6Km total) and a lagoon called "Lagoa das Carpas" (9km total). These two are steep trails but with with well maintained paths. The other two are flat and will take you to two waterfalls. The guides suggest to go on Saturdays and early in the morning, when it's not so busy. Park opens at 8am.
Written 18 February 2016
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Encieh E
32 contributions
Hidden beauty of SP
Sep 2015 • Friends
That was amazing when the view of SP appears after a long walk. SP is under your feet there. One should experience it. If you are lucky you can also see some local animals. If you pass there do not miss Alberto Lofgren Park. It is too close to Cantareira.
Written 27 September 2015
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harmonyeli
71 contributions
A diferent point of the view of the city, contact with nature in the middle of town, it is amazing...
Mar 2015 • Friends
A treeking in the middle of nature, seems be dificult but it isn t , you see children and old people doing the treeking, could take a time but the view, the fresh air, and the oppotunity to be in contact with nature it works.
Written 12 August 2015
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Molnar71
Toronto, Canada84 contributions
An oasis almost in the middle of town
Jul 2013 • Couples
Despite being a little of the beaten track, it´s a great place to spend a Saturday or a Sunday morning in a big forest inside Sao Paulo. There are good and well preserved trails, lots of photo opportunities with monkeys, tropical flora and a nice view of Sao Paulo from above. If you want to avoid crowds, it´s better to visit on Saturdays mornings. If you decide to go all the way to the top of Pedra Grande trail, keep in mind that it´s a steep trail but it´s not so difficult. You will meet people of all ages doing this trail.
Written 7 October 2013
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Lucas10demais
14 contributions
A bit of Nature in Sampa
Mar 2013 • Friends
If you want to enjoy a nice and light walking, you can visit this park. From the top, in clear days, you may a have a great view of all this concrete jungle always surrounded by mountains. It may take between one or two hours to reach the top depending on your fitness. You can grab some snacks up there. Make sure you walk the trail through the forest instead of going to the top by car, its funnier, healthier and worth the effort.
Written 9 September 2013
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Andrea A
Sao Paulo, SP39 contributions
For those who like walking!!
May 2013 • Couples
The place is very beautiful, has paved road and dirt. At the park entrance has a map showing the trails within the park. Recommend to take your food and drink to picnic, because at the end of the trail has a grassy area, wooden tables, and children's toys outdoors, really cool!! It is an ideal place for couples, family, friends ...
Written 8 August 2013
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Rafael C
Sao Paulo, SP54 contributions
Great sample of local forest
Feb 2013 • Solo
Very well preserved, alot of savage tree and some animal (little monkeys, etc), more deep in the trails is possible have a very good contact to nature, but it is not too safe for foreiger tourists.
Written 5 August 2013
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Josegmora
Sao Paulo, SP20 contributions
Hidden beauty
Jun 2012 • Friends
It is very far away but when you get there you don`t want to leave, it has a great view of the city, very green, very nice to walk around in the woods
Written 11 May 2013
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