Just a 2-hour drive from the coast of Santa Catarina, is the famous region of Serra Santa Catarina. It's 17 counties throughout the region that offer excellent accommodation and restaurants, in a scenario where rural tourism predominates.

THE Serra Santa Catarina it has peaks that reach 1,827 m in height, one of the only regions where it snows during the winters in Brazil. At this time of year, cities like Urubici and São Joaquim gain a special touch with frost, fog, hail and even frozen waterfalls that make tourists happy.

The natural beauty of Serra Santa Catarina impress. The landscape, formed by araucaria forests, rivers, waterfalls, valleys, high altitude fields and large canyons, will snatch you. places like Serra do Rio do Rastro, a Serra do Corvo Branco it's the Church Hill are a must-see, with winding roads that cut through the mountains to reach some of the highest points in the country. The view is spectacular. On clear sky days, it is possible to see the coast for dozens of kilometers.

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THE Serra Santa Catarina It also has great nationally and internationally awarded wineries. Enjoying a good wine tasting regional recipes based on pine nuts is a great way to enjoy the best that the region has to offer.

The gateway to the Serra Catarinense, Bom Jardim da Serra is famous for housing the Serra do Rio do Rastro, a road with about 12 km of winding curves. The blessed region impresses tourists with its rivers, waterfalls and canyons.

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Lages is the largest and best known of the cities in the Serra Catarinense. Founded in 1677 by pioneers who passed through the land during expeditions between the states of Rio Grande do Sul and São Paulo, the municipality has traditional farms from the time that host visitors.

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The city also has two very popular festivals, the Festival de Teatro de Lages, held in September at the Marajoara Municipal Theater and the Festa Nacional do Pinhão, one of the main regional festivals in Santa Catarina, which brings together thousands of visitors from Brazil.

With a little more than 25 thousand inhabitants, the municipality of Saint joaquim contains three ingredients that make the city one of the most popular routes in Santa Catarina: snow, apple and wine. In almost all winter seasons, the city always stands out for being among the coldest cities on Brazilian soil.

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with spectacular landscapes, Urubici is one of the main highlights of Serra Catarinense. The natural attractions of the municipality make it one of the most sought after spots in the country by fans of ecotourism. There are so many options that it’s hard to know where to start: rappelling through waterfalls up to 100 m high, horseback riding through valleys and high fields, canoeing, sport fishing, mountain biking, zip lining, tree climbing and guided hikes around canyons. Also not to be missed is the view of Pedra Furada, on Morro da Igreja, the second highest point in southern Brazil (1,822 m altitude), and Serra do Corvo Branco, about 30 km from the city center.

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Lots of fun awaits you at Urupema, a small municipality in the Serra Catarinense. Rural tourism is the main attraction, an opportunity to experience authentic country life and local culture. The country houses and inns offer various outdoor activities, such as horseback riding and fishing (trout are abundant in the region). The waterfalls and cascades also attract tourists, especially in winter, when their waters even freeze on the coldest days.

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good retreat It is the closest city to the coast, upon arrival in the city, tourists are impressed by the beautiful caves, waterfalls and hills that surround the region.

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