Waterfalls in Caldas – Minas Gerais

So, friday morning, after everyone had waken up, we set out to visit some waterfalls. There are dozens of waterfalls in Caldas. But because of the bad weather, we visited two only. On our way to the site, we passed by a park first.


Então, sexta de manhã, depois de todos terem acordado, saímos para visitar algumas cachoeiras. Há dúzias de cachoeiras em Caldas. Mas por causa do tempo ruim, nós visitamos duas apenas. No caminho, passamos por um parque antes.

The tree bellow is the Araucaria angustifolia, or brazilian pine. I’ll make a post about it on flickr very soon 🙂


A árvore abaixo é a Araucaria angustifolia, ou pinheiro brasileiro. Eu farei um post sobre isso no flickr em breve 🙂

And these are bamboo plants. If I’m not mistaken, bamboos are the largest members of the grass family. Yep, bamboo is grass. Funny, heh?


E esses são pés de bambu. Se não me engano, bambus são os maiores membros da família das gramíneas. Yep, bambu é grama. Engraçado, huh?

And so, we finally arrived at our first waterfall. Known as “Cascata”, which means “smaller waterfall”.


Então, finalmente chegamos à nossa primeira cachoeira, conhecida como “Cascata”.

We stayed for 10 minutes only, it started to rain, so we ran to the car. When we got inside, the sun pointed at us and laughed as it shone in between the leaves. A true prankster. Since it had decided to show up once more, we headed to the Goblins’ waterfall, passing through the mountains.


Ficamos por 10 minutos apenas, começou a chover, então corremos para o carro. Quando entramos no carro, o sol apontou na nossa cara e deu risada enquanto ele brilhava através das folhas. Já que o sol havia saído novamente, fomos à Cachoeira dos Duendes, indo pelo meio das montanhas.

This photo bellow, doesn’t really look like a brazilian forest, so I really wanted to stop to take a photo.


Essa foto abaixo, realmente não se parece muito com uma floresta brazileira, por isso eu quis mesmo parar para tirar uma foto.

After a little adventurous ride, we arrived at the Goblin’s waterfalls.


Depois de uma estradinha cheia de aventuras, chegamos à cachoeira dos duendes.

Again, we stayed for a very short time. It started to rain and it didn’t stop for the next two days. Oh, by the way, if you wish, you can click on the photos in landscape format to see them larger.


Novamente, ficamos pouco tempo. Começou a chover e não parou pelos próximos dois dias. Ah! A propósito, se quiserem, podem clicar nas fotos em formato de paisagem para vê-las em tamanho maior.

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11 Responses to Waterfalls in Caldas – Minas Gerais

  1. Jarren says:

    All these pictures are amazing The house in the middle of nowhere is fascinating. I can’t believe it is so isolated yet surrounded by such beauty. It looks like a big house I wonder if people live there. The Brazilian Pine is a cool looking tree, thanks for sharing these pictures 🙂

  2. These photos are incredible and very beautiful!
    in other words, these are Very Awesome Photos!

    Jose Ramon Avina

  3. Tom says:

    so glad that trickster sun shone long
    so that you could capture this beauty to share Anna.
    grazie bella:)))

  4. Sam Connolly says:

    Excellent account of the area and your visit. Lovely descriptions too, and just the right amount of text. It’s like a National Geographic from the good old days of NG when it wasn’t smothered by its tendency to cling to its traditions.
    Annuskan Geographic?

  5. Doug Bauman says:

    I never knew you lived in a jungle, but it sure looks like it.
    I’ve never been to a jungle, maybe someday.
    All these photos are a wonderful depiction of your trip.

  6. Thanks Everyone! 😉

    Doug, Caldas is a good 10 hours drive away from where I live, so I wouldn’t say I live in the jungle 😛

    The city where I live, has a population of 700,000 people, there aren’t many forests around anymore. Just in one park or another…

  7. Ruitsuto says:

    Todas lindas Annita!! Que passeio ótimo vcs fizeram!!

  8. Maxine T. McClellan says:


    These photographs are wonderful – truly captures the natural beauty of the area. I am going to post a link to them from our Minas International Facebook page.

    Do you live in Minas? If yes, I hope you’ll connect with our not for profilt group Minas International (www.minasinternational.com). We connect English speakers living, working or doing business in Minas Gerais through business networking/education, social events and our Minas Care sustainable community development program.

    I am looking to plan and “evening of art” feature the artists in the group. It would be wonderful to have you take part.


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