Araranguá Travel Guide

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    by zampieri Written Nov 17, 2012

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    Walls over 80 feet high, dunes, dunes, clear waters of a river and the sea. All these images form the backdrop of Balneario Morro dos Convent, located in the municipality of Araranguá in the southern state of Santa Catarina. The natural landscape, combined with a good infrastructure of hotels and campsites, attracts both tourists seeking a quiet weekend, as those who prefer extreme sports.

    The favorite place is the top of the Morro dos Convents, postcard city. The observatory offers a perfect view of the dunes of the beach and the river Araranguá encounter with the sea. The lighthouse Navy, with 8 feet tall, and used for navigation, decorates the scenery even more.

    Regarding the origin of the name - Morro dos Convents - there are two hypotheses: the first goes back to the possible existence of a Jesuit community at the site, and another related to the rock formation that observed from a distance resembles a monastery. The resort has hotels and campsites equipped with swimming pools, sports courts, restaurant and pharmacy, ensuring comfort to the visitors.

    The rocky walls not only serve as landscape. The cliffs allow for extreme sports such as abseiling, climbing and gliding. Moreover, adventurers can hike through the dunes and walk trails that surround the shores. The river can still be used for water sports like jet skiing and windsurfing.

    Tourists who prefer a quieter ride can meet the district Hercílio Light Colonized first by the Azorean region gave rise to the city of Araranguá and still keeps traces of this culture, with emphasis on the craft. Using vegetable fibers residents cook up bags, mats and dolls.

    Access to the district, from the Morro dos Balneario Convents, begins with the ferry crossing the River Araranguá. Historical heritage of the region, the river enchanted by the color of its waters alternating between green and blue, according to the wind. The dirt road, but with good traffic condition, also leads to the Spa island, a former colony of fishermen overcome by river and sea.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Adventure Travel

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