Cachoeirinha & Cachoeira dos Namorados

Mato Grosso & Mato Grosso do Sul

These two gentle, pretty waterfalls are reached via a 1km trail from the carpark at Véu de Noiva. They are very popular with local families as they have safe bathing for children and the closest beach is a thousand miles away.

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Nearby Mato Grosso & Mato Grosso do Sul attractions

1. Véu de Noiva

0.65 MILES

The impressive Véu de Noiva, an 86m free-falling waterfall, provides the park’s characteristic postcard moment. A small trail leads to the lookout,…

2. Mirante da Chapada

10.31 MILES

The mirante (lookout), marked with a modest concrete square, is the geographic center of South America. While the monument is underwhelming, the views are…

3. Zoológico da UFMT

21.1 MILES

Inside the UFMT university grounds, this small zoo features various denizens of the Pantanal, such as the hyacinth macaw, harpy eagle, peccaries, capybara…

5. Parque Mãe Bonifácia

22.28 MILES

This sizable forested park northwest of the city center makes a fine escape from Cuiabá's relentless sun. Pleasant shaded trails and a playground make it…

6. Museu Histórico de Mato Grosso

22.48 MILES

Inside a restored 19th-century building, this museum is an interesting stroll through the state’s history. Exhibits range from reproductions of…

7. Museu do Morro da Caixa D'Agua Velha

22.81 MILES

The city’s oddest museum brings together a variety of frankly weird water-themed trinkets, from old tubes to shower heads, housed inside a beautifully lit…

8. Centro Geodésico da America do Sul

22.82 MILES

An underwhelming obelisk here allegedly marks the center of the continent, calculated before the invention of satellite mapping. Tell residents that the…