Paradise located in Serra da Canastra, in Minas Gerais, Capitólio surprisingly brings together adventure and beautiful landscapes! Discover what to do in Capitol

located between the Serra da Canasta it's the Furnas Lake, the city of Capitol has many natural attractions. Known by many as the “Mar de Minas”, Lake Furnas is certainly the main attraction of the municipality and also has the largest number of vessels in the State of Minas Gerais.

Those who visit the city will undoubtedly find a range of historical and cultural attractions for all tastes. The beauties of the region are surprising: in addition to the waterfalls, the destination has natural pools, mountains with fascinating trails that can be explored by practitioners of trekking, mountain biking, horseback riding, motorcycling and many other modalities of adventure tourism. So, if you like surprising natural landscapes and adventure sports, don't miss Capitol Hill.

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Are you going to travel and want to find options for hotels and inns in Capitólio? Book your trip here. Capitol It has a privileged location, because in the municipality the mountain meets the dam, thus forming beautiful landscapes. In addition, highlighted are the canyons and its waterfalls that form the incredible scenery and enchant its visitors.

Discover the main tourist attractions of Capitol:

Furnas Lake

Lake Furnas is better known as the Mar de Minas and is located in the Capitólio region, being the largest body of water in Minas Gerais. One of the largest and cleanest artificial lakes in the world, it can be visited on boat and schooner tours that access the immense canyons, waterfalls and landscapes that certainly filled your eyes.

The Furnas Hydroelectric Power Plant, origin of the Mar de Minas, is located between the cities of São José da Barra and S. João Batista do Glória. This was the 1st large hydroelectric plant in Brazil, founded in 1963. Today, Lake Furnas first attracts sailors, fishermen and later visitors from all over the world to practice water sports and adventure tourism.

Minas Gerais Capitol

Capitol MG. Photo: Disclosure

Dicadinha Waterfall

One of the most beautiful waterfalls in the region, and certainly one of the least visited; The Dicadinha Waterfall is not often visited, as it does not have a structure for visitors. To get there, the visitor must follow a trail with a medium difficulty level, however the effort is rewarded with an amazing landscape! If you are going to Capitol with the purpose of connecting with the local nature, this is indeed one of the ideal tours during your stay in the destination.

Minas Gerais Capitol

Minas Gerais Capitol Photo: Publicity

Fecho da Serra waterfall

A great option for those looking to cool off, Cachoeira Fecho da Serra has numerous bathing wells, as well as trails that lead to one of the falls that flow into Lake Furnas.

The Cachoeira do Fecho It is located on the side of the road towards the dam and has a bar and camping.

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Capitol MG. Photo: Disclosure

blue Lagoon

Lagoa Azul is located on the banks of the MG 050 highway, towards the dam. The complex has several bathing spots and two beautiful waterfalls. The great highlight is the Lago Azul, with crystal clear waters and the lower water flows directly into the dam.

The place is also the starting point for schooners and boats that make tours through the canyons of the Furnas dam and one of the best selling tours in Capitólio, so if you are planning to visit the city during long holidays, we recommend booking tours in advance. .


Minas Gerais Capitol. Photo: Disclosure

Hat Hill

An attractive ecological tour 8 km from Engenho da Serra Hotel & EcoResort. From the top of the mountain, where you can see Lake Furnas, there is a small chapel that houses the image of N.Sra dos Desamparados. Devout tourists walk the path of Morro do Chapéu in virtue of beliefs and to thank the miraculous saint for the support received. A trail full of stories.

Along the way, you can see the slabs, plateaus and stone walls, built at the beginning of the last century by the artist and rural worker Nestor Caetano. These walls were used at the time to delimit properties, when barbed wire did not yet exist.

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Capitol MG. Photo: Disclosure

Serra da Canastra National Park

Just 1 hour from Engenho da Serra is the Serra da Canastra National Park, one of the great natural beauties of Brazil. In it are the sources of the São Francisco River that, after lining up in small streams, form natural pools and the famous Casca D'Anta Waterfall, which is 180 meters high.

With exuberant fauna and flora, the park located exactly 70 km away from Engenho da Serra Hotel and EcoResort, is an excellent option for a walk to observe native plants, flowers of rare beauty and wild animals, such as: maned wolf, giant anteater, the armadillo canasta and the pampas deer in their natural habitat.

Minas Gerais Capitol

Minas Gerais Capitol. Photo: Disclosure

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