Tulip Inn Sao Jose dos Pinhais
Barao do Cerro Azul 261, Curitiba, State of Parana, 83000543, Brazil
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What's There To Do In Curitiba, Brazil
We are going to be in Curitiba for a week. Besides the basic bus tour and the train ride to the coast, what is there to do in Curitiba? We are interested in hiking and other activities that English speakers would enjoy.
Re: What's There To Do In Curitiba, Brazil
I would recommend a tour of the Lagamar area, on coast. It´s an envoiromental protection area part of Unesco´s Biosphere Reserve of the Atlantic Rainforest. A friend recommended it to me and I went last December. You can trek in the rainforest, visit mangroves and deserted beaches by small boats, canoeing, go bird watching or fishing with the locals. It was great.
The difficulty in access the right places is the main problem, so should consider to join an organised tour. I did it with Brazil Ecojourneys, starting from Curitiba (I think tyou can start from Paranagua or after the train in Morretes too). I think it´s not in their website yet (www.brazilecojourneys.com) but they will send you the itinerary by email and you can book that way or by phone.
Don´t miss it, you won´t see many tourists there, but this is the most remote and beautiful part of Brazil I have visited.
Re: What's There To Do In Curitiba, Brazil
Take a day tour to Vilha Vela to see the rock formations. Pretty cool.
Learn a bit of Portuguese, too; I spent three weeks there; everyone was very nice, but there weren't as many English speakers as one would hope to find.
Check out my Curitiba page; also, email VT member "LBiscaia"--she's a great host and very helpful with any questions you might have (and speaks excellent English!)
RE: What's There To Do In Curitiba, Brazil
I would recommend a trip to Ilha do Mel - Honey Island.
It is one of my favourite places here.
Check the site:
There you will get some information and pictures from the Island.
I always stay in this nice and cozy inn (pousada). The owner, Suzi is a great host and she can "communicate" in English. She is used to host people from
Germany, England, France and many other countries.
There are wonderful beaches - until April the water is really warm.
You can hike around the Island, take boat trips to other nearby
Islands - I was there 2 weeks ago and saw many dolphins..!
The seafood is excellent - the caipirinhas are GOOD!
From Curitiba to Pontal do Sul - the place from where the boat to the
Island leaves - it lasts 2 hours by bus, then 40 minutes to cross the
Bay and get there.
Cars are not allowed in the Island.
Hope you go..and hope you like!
Travel Tips for Curitiba
To find out what festivals, art exhibits, movies, music concerts, etc. are happening during your planned visit to Curitiba, check out the Discover Curitiba website. It has a good listing for restaurants, etc.
Very helpful in my last two trips to Curitiba. I learned about a local music festival, art exhibit, dance shows, etc.
Check it out: www.descubracuritiba.com.br
Museu Oscar Niemeyer
This is the newest museum in Curitiba, the Novo Museu (or New Museum), built after the project of the famous brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer (the same that projected Brasilia, our Capital).
Visitors can always have interesting exhibitions mainly focused in the culture and arts of Curitiba and Brazil...
Memorial de Curitiba - Space for Art and Culture
Inaugurated in 1996, Memorial de Curitiba is a space for art and culture, information and memory, the past and the future. The bold project constructed by the architect Fernando Popp, contrasts with the old buildings of historical quarter. The installation of the Memorial has three rooms for exhibitions, the theatre Londrina and a large square for events. The building has steel and concrete structure with laminated glass covering. It has four floors and a terrace, connected with spiral stairs.
In Memorial the public can assist scenical and musical presentations, see exhibitions of art, attend discussions or participate in courses about art and culture. Works of art of John Turin, Poty Lazzarotto, Antonio Maria, Sergio Ferro, Zaco Parana and Elvo Benito Damo are permanently exposed here.
It is open Tues-Fri 9am-12am and apm-6pm; Sat-Sun 9am-3pm.
"Core Etuba" - Curitiba
The title of this page refer to the native name , Tupy-Guarany name, of Curitiba. It means "Terra de muitos Pinheiros" or in english "Land of Pine Tree".
Really this Pine trees is only found in some regions in South America, it´s called Araucaria, and her seeds are comestible, and calls Pinhão.
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