Santuário de Vida Silvestre Vagafogo


This 44-hectare private nature reserve is a great place to spot wildlife. Even if you don’t see much, the light hike is a welcome retreat from the heat, and there are two natural pools for swimming. It's 6km northwest of town; to walk here from town, head north along Rua do Carmo and follow the signs.

The cafe at the visitors center does a ridiculously good brunch (R$55; 9am to 4pm), with a rainbow coalition of homemade wild cerrado fruit preserves. Try them all. There's also rappelling and ziplines available.

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