LAND OF BEAUTIFUL WATERFALLS AND A LOT OF ADVENTURE
The capital of Tomato Greenhouse, Faxinal has an economy based on agriculture, mainly in the cultivation of corn, soybean and wheat. But the tourist activity is growing by sight and already brings fame to the municipality. It is not difficult to understand why. The leader in rural tourism and adventure of the Ivaí Valley, the city possessed 108 waterfalls with more than five meters of height cataloged. The largest of them, the Bride Veil, reaches a whopping 156 meters! In addition to all this natural beauty, there is a calendar with 12 tourist events, attracting an average of 200,000 tourists per year.
The expressive number makes the city plan investments for the sector. In addition to the future construction of five more rural hotel developments, it is planned to create a religious tourism route, like the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain, which includes the municipality. Even the name of Faxinal will be listed by the Historic Patrimony of Paraná.
Thus, promising, the city of 16,300 inhabitants boasts natural beauty and pleasant temperatures (the annual average is 19 degrees) waiting for visitors. How about being next?
WHAT TO DO
The city was one of the places where the Monk João Maria de Jesus, a healer who pilgrimed through the Southern Region of Brazil, passed in the 19th and 20th centuries. Therefore, the memory of the religious leader is adored in the city, where a walk of faith that takes the name of the Monk is held.
In the central square of the city, it is the third largest playground in Paraná, which attracts many visitors from other cities.
WATERFALLS AND EXTREME SPORTS
Faxinal has 108 waterfalls surrounded by beautiful specimens of fauna and flora. In addition to long and refreshing baths, some of them offer rappel and zipline. This is the case of Cruz do Cruzeiro, where there are 22 waterfalls, such as: "The Staircase of Heaven", "Bica Chuveirão", "Mina Coração", "Concha Acústica", "Wet Trail", and "Serra do Arreio ".
SPORTS AND SPORTS EVENTS
The local tourist events calendar has 12 attractions! There are four walkings, two cyclings, a trail of motorcycles and another of jeeps, horseback riding, adventure race, exhibition of old cars and the Paranaense Motocross Phase. Without mention the festivities, which are four: the City, the Patron Saint Sebastian, the Ukrainians, and the Feast of the Mother Mary Church of Unity. Options are not lacking! Just choose the ones of your preference and enjoy!
TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER
Faxinal has the CAT (Tourist Assistance Center), which offers the contact of commissions for bikers, jeeps and riders to provide specialized service. In addition to that, the local carries out a work of awareness for the preservation of trails and nature.
MOST VISITED PLACES
Balneário Raio de Sol
Estância Império Pura Pedra
Hotel-Fazenda Luar de Agosto
Recanto das Palmeiras
Sítio Santo Antônio
Hotel-Fazenda Luar de Agosto
Surrounded by nature on all sides, this place has a waterfall of 125 meters high, swimming pool and a 100-meter water slide. To guarantee an extra dose of adrenaline, you can practice tree climbing, shooting and abseiling. If you want a quieter program (or not), there are walking trails. Among the lodging options are the comfort of apartments, the charm of the chalets and the rusticity of the camping area. The clay bath is an attraction of the most interesting.
Sun Ray Resort
Those who stay in hotels, chalets or at the campsite can enjoy swimming pool with waterslide and a waterfall of 5 meters in height. There are also kiosks and delicious typical dishes.
Recanto das Palmeiras
Recanto das Palmeiras is a great option for those who like to bathe in the pool. An 80-meter natural water slide provides a fun yet radical experience. In moments of rest, it is possible to taste the best of local cuisine.
Pure Stone Empire Resort
With a privileged view to the 125 meters of the Cachoeira São Pedro, the place offers camping area, swimming pool, kiosks and typical food.
Santo Antonio Site
Only the breakfast, which is delicious, would be enough to visit Santo Antonio's Site, but a 48 meter high waterfall helps make the place even more irresistible. The infrastructure has camping and typical food.
HOW TO ARRIVE
330 kilometers from Curitiba, the municipality can be accessed by the BR-272, which is toll roads, and PR-461. A bus station has received regular bus lines. The city of Londrina and Maringá, which is about 100 kilometers.
WHERE TO STAY
The city has a wide hotel network, with seven hotels, two inns, one farmhouse and two campsites in the countryside. There is still the option of rental houses.
For being the Capital of Tomato Greenhouse, Faxinal has typical dishes delicacies made of the fruit: stuffed tomato and jelly of tomato. But the heritage of the pioneers, pig farmers, left a mark on local cuisine: barbecue on a wooden spit with cassava, pork in the can, stuffed loin on the can, meat and peanut butter, and boiled eggs wrapped in corn husk traditional dishes much consumed by the community and by those who arrive to the city for the first time. There is also a typical drink, the Goiofá, a fiery corn-based water, which in the past was made by the Indians.
There are restaurants and snack bars for all palates. They are usually very busy at night.