"- Rent a car in Rio de Janeiro..." Brazil Favorite Tip by catarata

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Favorite thing: <p><font color=#cc4566>- Rent a car in Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo, following the so called <font size=+1>'Linhea Verde' (Green Coast)</font><font color=#cc4566>. You┤ll find wild, tipical tropical beaches, wonderful landscapes, and if you can stay 2-3 days in <a href='http://www.paraty.com.br/ientrepo.htm'>PARATI</a>(see picture aside), a tipical colonial, portughese village full of charm and very very well mantained. </p>
<p>- Visit the <font size=+1>waterfalls of Iguaz˙</font><font color=#cc4566>, of course. The Rio Iguašu mostly origin in the mountains of Paranß and Santa Catarina. After 600 km it widens and
form the breathtaking Iguašu falls, which consist of more than 250 individual over a three km wide area.
The height is about 80 meters!!! and thereby makes it HIGHER THAN NIAGARA and WIDER THAN VICTORIA falls in
Africa. </p>

<p><B>Beware not to accomodate in Foz do Iguazu </b>(it┤s one of UGLIEST CITIES I┤ve been in). Try if you can, to stay in <a href='http://www.tropicalhotel.com.br/english/catarata/default.htm'>HOTEL DAS CATARATAS</a>, which is right in the Reserve so close to the waterfalls that you will sleep with the sound of them, so peaceful, so indescriptible...and it┤s the only place that will allow to see them at night when the Park is closed for turists. </p>
<p>Visiting Argentina┤s side for waterfalls is also highly recommended, and buy the day package (about $45), travelling by neumatic boat along the upper Iguazu River, by motor boat along the bottom side, by lorry along the Macuco Path, and walk into San Martin Island. </p>
<p><font size=+1>- Visit Amazonas </font><font color=#cc4566>(see <a href='http://www.virtualtourist.com/m/.85237/1651/?s=676785237'>MANAUS</a> page).</p>
<p><font size=+1>- Visit Rio de Janeiro </font><font color=#cc4566>(see <a href='http://www.virtualtourist.com/m/.85237/1655/?s=676785237'>RIO DE JANEIRO</a> Page)</font></p>

Fondest memory: <p><font color=#cc4566>- Iguazu waterfalls in Brasil and also in Argentina. No words.</p>
<p>- Amazonas experience. </p>
<p>- Parati and Green Coast (Linhea Verde) in general.</font></p>

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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