Chapada dos Guimarães Travel Guide

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Chapada dos Guimarães Things to Do

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    Bridal Veil Falls

    by NedHopkins Written Nov 19, 2003

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    Bridal Veil Falls, in Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park, drops 240 feet (some say 300 feet) almost straight down.

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Chapada dos Guimarães Restaurants

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    Felipe Restaurante: Excellent Buffet

    by NedHopkins Updated Nov 18, 2003

    Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the Felipe Restaurante features a large buffet with standard Brazilian dishes and regional specialties. A la carte service is also available.

    Favorite Dish: Filet mignon nicely grilled. (Chapada dos Guimaräes is near the largest cattle-raising area in Brazil.)

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Chapada dos Guimarães Transportation

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    GETTING THERE

    by janaina Written Oct 11, 2002

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    About 75km from Cuiaba,in the center of Mato Grosso state,from here you have the same distance to the Pacific Ocean as to the Atlantic Ocean!
    All Brazilian airlines have flights to Cuiaba.
    From Cuiaba,take the Emanuel Pinheiro Road(MT-251) straight to the entrance gate,no mistakes!
    All main capitals in Brazil have also good buses to Cuiaba,and from Cuiaba to the National Park,there are many buses as well!

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Chapada dos Guimarães Warnings and Dangers

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    SNAKES AND OTHER UNPLEASANT COMPANIONS!!

    by janaina Written Oct 11, 2002

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    The wildlife here is a must,but the incidence of the "Coral" snake is a problem!
    Considering this reptile is one of the most dangerous snakes in Brazil,I would recomend you to have long/strong boots for your trecks!!!
    Here is this famous snake,the picture was taken in the museum,when it was in a glass cage!!!!

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    THE BEST SEASON FOR VISITING

    by janaina Written Oct 11, 2002

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    All the guys we asked before the trip didn't recomend us to visit the Park during the rain season!!
    The best time is from August to November,when the rain is almost rare.

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Chapada dos Guimarães Off The Beaten Path

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    A Mansion

    by NedHopkins Written Nov 20, 2003

    Two large and loud dogs (not in the picture) kept me from approaching this house too closely. At an estimated 2,500 square feet, the place is huge by local standards.

    The Biggest House in the Area
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    And Still Another....

    by NedHopkins Written Nov 20, 2003

    A pleasant house also in the area. The Cape Cod-type roof would ensure that snow did not stay on the house -- except that it never snows here.

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    Domestic Architecture

    by NedHopkins Written Nov 19, 2003

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    On the outskirts of the City of Chapada dos Guimaraes -- in a newly developed area -- sit some of the most interesting homes I've seen anywhere. Some are lived in year 'round; others are vacation homes, mostly for people from Cuiaba.

    The attractive homes incorporate water towers -- in the center of each house -- in imaginative ways.

    This house appears to have between 1,000 and 1,200 square feet of living space. I asked the owner of the Pequizeiro Lodge, which is also in the development, how much the house might sell for. He estimated it at R$120,000 (about US$42,000 at the mid-2003 exchange rate).

    Private Home, Chapada dos Guimaraes
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