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Nice hikes around Ilhabela.

Ilhabela is beautiful but people should do more to reduce footprint.I would go back to Ilhabela for... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2018
Rodolfo R
Nice spot, but hard access and alot of mosquitos.

Be prepared for a muddy, and bug filled hike to get here. Dont forget your mosquito repellent... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
Edvard R
Hammerfest, Norway
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| Estrada para Castelhanos, Ilhabela, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

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 tough measures are not takeb...More

Thank Rodolfo R
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Be prepared for a muddy, and bug filled hike to get here. Dont forget your mosquito repellent. The trail is unmarked, but it's relatively easy to follow. On your way back ther ia one crossing trail that could confused you, but follow the water pipes...More

Thank Edvard R
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Well worth the trek through the forest. Not an easy walk along trails, up some steep stairs and muddy when we were there. The view when you get to the top is breathtaking. Make sure you get the insect repellent specifically made for the island....More

Thank Ellen L
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This waterfall is close to Castelhanos beach, just a 1/2 mi walk in the middle of a tropical forest. Very clean water. A place to know!

1  Thank Pedro C
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Cachoeira do Gato is an impressive 80m waterfall and beautiful hike to get there! Highly recommend to people who like trails and nature.

1  Thank BoIrik
Reviewed 4 September 2016

It is a nice waterfall not far from the beach but you still gotta go on the trail and walk for around 15 mins. Nice sightseeing

Thank Jesus C
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Definitely worth the hike. Great spot to take a little bath in the cool water. Beautiful place to sit and relax and take in the gorgeous nature. I took a guided tour with Ilhabella Jeep tours and it was great!

Thank Pattie H
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Absolutely worth the walk, but not for the faint hearted! Awesome waterfall, literally knocked my socks off, very invigorating and refreshing.... If you're a nature lover, do not miss this

Thank Zoe_Globetrotter
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Once you have arrived at Castelhanos Beach take the time before lunch to hike to the Gato waterfall, so named because historically jaguars used to come here. It is a rather difficult thirty or forty minute hike requiring dexterity and good hiking shoes. Once there...More

Thank ajaceman
Reviewed 1 January 2016

An hours jeep ride and 40mins walk through the rainforest is rewarded with this spectacular waterfall, dip into the fresh cool water and get pummelled by the cascade for a cooling skin tingling sensation fantastic .

Thank barneybing
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