Casca D'Anta Waterfall, Minas Gerais State, Brazil


Address -: Casca D'Anta Waterfall, São José do Barreiro, Serra da Canastra National Park, Minas Gerais State, Brazil

The Casca D'Anta Waterfall is the largest fall of the São Francisco River and forms when the National Integration River leaves its "cradle" in the Serra da Canastra , in Minas Gerais .
The most important region of the Serra da Canastra is the already regularized area of ​​the National Park, where the Casca D'anta Waterfall is located, considered the greatest attraction of Canastra and can be visited from the top of the mountain or below, in both cases with relatively easy access by dirt roads.
The contact with nature is fantastic. In addition to all the natural beauty, you can see many species of insects, birds and, with a little luck, some monkeys in the tops of the tallest trees.
Casca D'Anta Waterfall has a free fall of 186 meters.
The name comes from the tree Bark D'Anta ( Drimys winteri ) which, in turn, was thus baptized because it has medicinal properties, cicatrizantes. According to the researchers, the tapir is rubbed on the trunk of the tree to heal superficial wounds.

The structure to suit the tourist is very good. you find on the premises a good straw kiosk for resting, toilets and small picnic kiosks. It is worth remembering that this structure is inside the park and the consumption of alcoholic beverages is not allowed.
The main car access is made by the District of São José do Barreiro. For those who leave São Roque de Minas (40km) or Vargem Bonita, head towards the District of São José do Barreiro and, after passing the district, continue for another 5km.
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