Gruta das Encantadas, Paranagua

4.5
Must see · Cave · Nature / Park
Gruta das Encantadas, a cave located at the southern end of Ilha do Mel, is the subject of many local myths and legends. It is said that ages ago mermaids became stranded inside this cave, and unable to leave due to rough seas, spent years enchanting travelers with their sad songs. Hence, this "Enchanted Cave" is located on the "Enchanted Beach." Today, a wooden walkway leads through the large main opening to the first chamber of the cavern. This entrance is most easily accessible during low tide, so time your visit for early morning hours. Hire a local guide to take you there, and be sure to bring your camera and lots of insect repellent. Make Gruta das Encantadas a centerpiece of your Paranagua vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Paranagua trip itinerary maker tool.
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  • This place has a natural beauty... You can walk around the place and see an incredible beaches. Caution: check if the tide is low, it can be dangerous! Tips: I really recommend you to wake up in the....  more »
  • Perfect place to chill out and spend a day with family, friends or business. Nice beaches and good restaurants!  more »
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  • Great place ,beautiful, but the government closed all the restaurants on that side of the island
  • Very interesting and nice looking place right by the ocean. You can walk a bit into the cave and enjoy the beautiful view around it. Worth a visit.

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