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National Park in Parque Nacional da Serra Do Cipó

Parque Nacional da Serra do Cipó – Portaria Areias

The park's main entrance, south of Santana do Riacho, serves as the gateway to several hiking destinations. Two especially popular day trips are the 16km round-trip from headquarters to the 70m waterfall called Cach…
National Park in Parque Nacional da Serra Do Cipó

Parque Nacional da Serra do Cipó – Portaria do Retiro

The northern entrance to the park, accessed via a 3km paved road from Santana do Riacho, is the trailhead for day hikes to several points of scenic interest including the Bambuzal swimming hole in the Rio Cipó and t…
Mineira in Parque Nacional da Serra Do Cipó

Restaurante da Joca

For tasty mineira fare, hit this friendly, good-value per kilo joint on Santana do Riacho' main drag. Chef Joca announces each newly prepared dish ('we've got kale, people!', 'feijão tropeiro!') as she brings it out…
Mineira in Parque Nacional da Serra Do Cipó

Casa Mineira

A long-standing local favorite, Casa Mineira stands out for its excellent weekend buffet featuring fresh produce from the owners' own garden and delicious homemade desserts, from doce de leite (milk caramel) to fig-…