Before going to Alto Paraíso you have to do a big research about the place. There are different places that you should visit depending on yours wills. For example, there are good places to go with family and kids, but there are some place that are dangerous and only for adults and adventures. In this post I will talk only about places that you can go with family and with private vehicle.You have to wake up early if you want to enjoy the waterfalls calmly.
In the fisrt day a good option is to go to São Bento (http://www.pousadasaobento.com.br/
; GO-239 Km 10 |Fazenda São Bento), that is both complex of adventures, farm and hotel. It is really well located, not far from the city center, with easy access. It takes about 15 minutes to get to the entrance of São Bento.
There you can find three big waterfalls: São Bento, Almécegas I and Almécegas II and you pay the price of 4 eur to visit only São Bento (with the easiest and closest access) or 8 eur to visit all of them, the whole day. The complex also have restaurant, that way you can go to the waterfalls, have lunch, and get to them again, but the best option is to take your own food so you don't waste time.
First you should go to São Bento Waterfall, you only have to walk about 5 minutes and you get to a huge natural pool with the fall of 8m high. This pool is really good to swim and to jump from the rocks.
Then you have to get you car again, ride for a trail and get to the parking of the second waterfall of your choice.
You'll have two opitions:
Almécegas I: A beautiful and big waterfall with 50m of high. There you can see it from the top, the bottom and also see from the front in the observatory. To get to this one is a little bit harder because you will have to walk climbing for more or less 20 minutes. (Completly worth it).
Almécegas II: This on is also really beautiful, but shorter and with easy access, you will have to walk straight for about 10 minutes and you get there.Both waterfalls have their own parking.
You can spend the whole day only at this complex, and then return to Alto Paraíso and take some rest.Be sure that the other day is also planned so you can enjoy better.