Parque Estadual Intervales

Intervales State Park


Useful Information

Location: Ribeirão Grande. 200km southeast of São Paulo.
(-24.265843, -48.413392)
Open: All year Wed-Sun 10-17.
[2020]
Fee: Park: Adults BRL 32, Children (0-12) free, Seniors (60+) free, Disabled free, Students BRL 16.
Mercosul 25% discount, Brasil 50% discount.
Caves: free.
Monitor Ambiental: required.
[2020]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
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Guided tours: V=12,000/a[2000]
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Address: Parque Estadual Intervales, Estrada Municipal, km 25 - Bairro Intervales, Ribeirão Grande, Tel: +55-15-3542-1511, Tel: +55-15-3542-1245. E-mail:
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History

1985 territory registered by CONDEPHAAT.
1991 declared a Biosphere Reserve of the Atlantic Forest.
JUN-1995 Parque Estadual Intervales created.

Description

The Parque Estadual Intervales (Intervales State Park) is mainly a nature protection are which covers one of the largest ecological corridors of Atlantic Forest in the State of São Paulo. The Park has an enormous wealth of species of fauna and flora, many of them threatened with extinction. In addition to offering several routes, with trails, waterfalls and caves, it is a world reference in the birdwatching circuit. The Intervales State Park has three inns for those who want to have the experience of staying overnight in the jungle.

The park has numerous caves and many can be visited. But the caves are rather small, compared to the gigantic caves of nearby Petar. Gruta Dos Paiva and Gruta do Fendão are more than one kilometer long, the others are about 100m to 200m long. Two tiny cave with only 30m length, Gruta dos Meninos (Boys Cave) and Gruta do Cipó are small and easy caves for children.