Gruta das Encantadas, Paranagua

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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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  • The Grotto is small but it's beautiful, the walk over there is quiet and well marked obligatory stop of who is on the island
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  • The Enchanted cave, is one of the attractions of Ilha do Mel, for those visiting the Enchanted village, is easy to access, and without complications, the cave is not deep and is located on the seafront, with many rocks in your back that allow you to enjoy the scenery.
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  • A good place to sunbathe, enjoy nature and meditate. Worth organising a trip to this island, but remember to look after the environment.
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  • This place is amazing. Used to come here when I was a kid and it just blows your mind. The whole island is beautiful, something you will never forget.
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  • Great place to see the sea, best time to visit is at low tide because it is possible to access the cave.
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  • Very pretty. Floods with the tide, but it is possible to enter in it with the low tide. Formed by the wear of water itself.
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