Ibitipoca State Park Pictures
- Site Map
- This map is given free of charge at the site. It helps the visitors
to walk around and visit all the official landscapes.
- View of the Site
- After a very exhausting trail that goes up of one of the hills near
the camping site, we turn back and see the site itself. At the very
bottom we can see the camping area, which is made by the white spots
near the house. This is just the beginning of the trail to Janela do
Céu, or Window to Heaven, an incredibly tall waterfall that makes
it look like the river is just disappearing when looked from above --
which is the perspective that everyone's expected to have.
- At One of the Highest Spots
- After walking a bit more over the hill, we reach one of its highest
spots, where a large rock awaits to allow us to rest. From there we can
see everything around us with many miles of range.
- Inside a Large Tunnel
- Ibitipoca is a rich place in mainly two things: caves and waterfalls.
This is a large tunnel of one of the caves, probably from the complex of
the Três Arcos or a nearby one.
- In the middle of the way to Janela do Céu, there's a
tiny river shore and a waterfall called Cachoeirinha, or Little Fall.
- Stream to Janela do Ceu
- We choosed the hardest way to get to Janela do Céu, but also
the prettiest one. We have to swim through a river between 6 to 12 feet
high stone walls. Notice that all the water in Ibitipoca has this peculiar
- Lake by Janela do Ceu
- After swimming through the river shown above, we reach the small lake
that ends on Janela do Céu. That's me, err.. posing.
- A Water Tunnel
- The day after, we went in the opposite direction, to the Monkey
Fall, again by the hardest but prettiest way, which is following the
river. At some point, the river disappears into one of its walls, making
a water tunnel, to reapper a few yards after.
- More of the Water Tunnel
- Another spot on the Water Tunnel.
- The Stone Bridge
- Going farther, we reach the Stone Bridge. It's a natural bridge
that was originally just a wall that once got pierced by the river, which
flows beneath it.
- Monkey Waterfall
- When we reach the Monkey Fall, we're at the top of the fall, where
some nutty people jump down. We choosed to climb it down though.
- A Taller Waterfall
- Continuing to walk a bit after the Monkey Fall, we meet this
- The Taller Waterfall from Above
- Same waterfall saw from above.
- Entering the Bromélias Cave
- Later that day, we headed to the Bromélias Cave. It's a
very deep cave that goes down about 2 quilometers into the ground.
- Duó in a Narrow Tunnel
- After crossing the danger line -- you know, that yellow and black
tape that prohibits people to go further -- very deep into the cave,
we found some interesting narrow tunnels to crawl into.
- Crawling into a Very Narrow Tunnel
- My turn on the crawling thing.
- Me and Duó in a Hidden Room
- The other day, we went to see the last part of the park, on the
upper right corner of the map. At some point of the trail there's a
small lake where we can swim through an underwater tunnel and find this
hidden room with a small fall inside.
- Me and Gustavo at Prainha
- A beautiful small shore by a lake.