Gruta da Fada

Fairy Cave


Useful Information

Location: At the Parque Estadual de Campinhos BR-476, turn west at Cempestre.
(-25.0376952, -49.0895477)
Open: All year Tue-Fri 9-16.
Last tour 14:30.
[2020]
Fee:  
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: bring torch
Dimension: L=200m.
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Bibliography:  
Address: Parque Estadual de Campinhos, Unnamed Rd, 83480-000 Tunas do Paraná - PR, Tel: +55-41-3659-1428, Tel: +55-41-3213-3407. E-mail: E-mail:
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History


Description

Gruta da Fada (Fairy Cave) is a bat cave. The number of bats in the cave changes during the year. It is recommended to visit the cave only when there are low numbers of bats.

The bats are, despite the coimments you may read, absolutely harmless. The will never attack humans and do their best to avoid you. But the bats produce guano with an annoying smell of ammonia. And we guess the danger to get a tropical disease is probably more important than bad smell. The most likely candidates are leptospirosis and histoplasmosis.