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Good hike, different waterfall and view

Through the forest you’ll find a large wall with what looks like a 50m steep waterfall pouring... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
Jacob F
Sandton, South Africa
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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
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jacob F
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

Date of experience: March 2018
1  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

Date of experience: January 2018
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

Date of experience: November 2017
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!

Date of experience: July 2017
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.

Date of experience: October 2016
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

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank 318jesusc
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!

Date of experience: July 2015
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

Date of experience: January 2016
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

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank ajaceman
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