Gato Waterfall, Ilhabela

4.7
#2 of 9 in Nature in Ilhabela
After a two hour jeep ride and a forty minute trek through the jungle, you will come upon Gato Waterfall. It is an ideal spot for enjoying the best of Brazil's natural wonders: a beach, a waterfall, and a jungle are grouped together here in a sublime collection of creation. When the waterfall's flow is weak, you can swim under the water and let the pressure massage you, or as the Brazilians say 'let the water wash your soul.' The locals that occupy the area are fishermen that have lived here simply, without electricity or modern amenities, for many years. They take great pride in the falls and are happy to share it with conscientious visitors. PutGato Waterfall into our Ilhabela day trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Through the forest you’ll find a large wall with what looks like a 50m steep waterfall pouring water relatively slowly down the massive rock. I recommend this.  more »
  • Ilhabela is beautiful but people should do more to reduce footprint.I would go back to Ilhabela for a whole week because it is still a green city, but I am afraid it will not be so green for long if.....  more »
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