Caverna Olhos D'Água

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Location: Abapã, Castro.
(-25.023272, -49.786788)
Open: currently closed for renovation.
Fee: currently closed for renovation.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: bring torch
Dimension: L=500 m.
Guided tours: yes
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Caverna Olhos D'Água, Olho d'água de grutas, Abapã, Castro - PR 84185-000, Tel: +55-47-99695-2154.
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2003 Projeto Caverna created with the intention of preserving the caves.
01-SEP-2021 cave temporarily closed for restauration.


The Caverna Olhos D'Água (Eyes of Water Cave) is as the name says a resurgence. It is also a typical Brazilian show cave with almost no development except trails in the cave mud from the other visitors. It was used for tourist visits for years and got some damage. As a result it was now closed for refurbishment. The visits will be restructured and will require prior scheduling and accredited tour guides. Basic infrastructure including a reception for the visitors, camping, and food services is planned.

The cave is a river cave, but the river is only about ankle deep. Nevertheless, there is only one main passage, and it is necessary to walk through the water several times. It starts at the entrance, where it is necessary to crawl on all fours though the river. There are numerous other crawls, so this cave is definitely a cave trecking tour which requires full equipment. The necessary equipment is provided by the operator on guided tours. The cave is about 500 m long, following the cave river upstream it is left through the upper entrance.

The cave is located on private property and so the permission of the owners is required for entering. Currently, the Projeto Caverna, which was created with the intention of preserving the caves, organizes trips to the cave. They explored and surveyed the cave and are working on the development of a low impact ecotourism.

There is another cave with a similar name, Gruta Olhos d'Água (MG-0288), in Minas Gerais, which is not open for tourists.