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Cachoeira da Jacuba em Santa Bárbara do Tugúrio em Minas Gerais

Cachoeira da Jacuba is a waterfall in the Riacho das Araras, much appreciated by our guests because of its natural showers where you can sit and receive all the pressure of the water on your back as if it were a natural "whirlpool".  The waterfall is made up of three small drops, two of which have ditches more than five meters deep, where caution is advised. Another striking feature are the small "prainhas" along the path of the Riacho Araras where it is common for people to relax while taking a "sunbath".

The name Jacuba refers to the nickname of the owner of the land where the waterfall is located, known as "Fernandinho da Jacuba".





Distance: 10.1km

Access: Easy

Height:3m (first drop), 2.5m (second drop) and 4.10m (third drop with showers)

*The distance is approximate and has the Pousada & Parada Olhos D'Água as the starting and ending point.

More details:  This location is also known as:

- "Cachoeira das Araras", because of the creek that supplies the falls. The Ricacho das Araras was named after the large number of these birds in the region.

- "Cachoeira do Fernandinho or Fernandinho da Jacuba", are other names as the place is known. Fernandinho is the name of one of the current owners of the land where the falls are located.


Why is the city of Santa Bárbara do Tugúrio in Minas Gerais considered the "capital of waterfalls" in Campo das Vertentes? Because currently there are more than 50 documented waterfalls in the limits of the municipality. Many  of these untouched natural beauties attract tourists from all over Brazil who like to explore remote natural beauties. There is a saying in Minas that says: "the more beautiful the waterfall, the harder it is to find it." The starting point for all this is Pousada & Parada Olhos D'Água.

Informações sobre as cachoeiras de Santa Bárbara do Tugúrio em Minas Gerais
Tenha um Guia, essa é a dica da Pousada & Parada Olhos D'água para você que quer fazer turismo rual


Most of the natural beauties of Santa Bárbara do Tugúrio that make the city a large natural park with its more than 50 waterfalls, trails and viewpoints are in places that are often only known_cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_by residents of the region or may be on private properties. The Guide or Accompanying Person is important as it will take you along the correct path - many waterfalls do not have a marked trail -  and will obtain, if necessary, authorizations to access the places e make your Pleasant, worry-free ride.

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