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Cachoeira Escadinha da Penitência em Santa Bárbara do Tugúrio em Minas Gerais a partir da Pousada & Parada Olhos D'Água

Cachoeira Escadinha da Penitência is a beautiful waterfall in Santa Bárbara do Tugúrio and makes up the "collection" of more than 50 waterfalls that make the city a true natural park. At its top - where visitors usually arrive - there is a small lake formed by the Penitência creek that supplies the waterfall. At the foot there is also another lake that delights visitors.

There are two "stories" that relate the origin of the name of the waterfall. The first is because it is on the "back" of theLookout from Escadinha da Penitência, another well-known tourist spot in the city with its famous infinite view swing. The second "story" says that the waterfall got its name because of its shape that resembles the "steps of a ladder". Arriving at this fall requires preparation, as the path involves climbing the access trail to the Mirante da Escadinha da Penitência and after reaching the top of the trail, go down another path to the bank of Riacho Penitência and go into dense forest. At the end of the trail is this beauty of nature where the hours pass very slowly. 

This waterfall is the favorite of the guests of the Pousada who like more demanding trails and have a longer stay since visiting the place and the lookout can last all day. More information at the reception of the Pousada.




Informações sobre atrações de Santa Bárbara do Tugúrio em Minas Gerais

Distance:  7.1km to the beginning of the trail from the Escadinha da Penitência Viewpoint. 4.8km of walking (including the Escadinha da Penitência trail.


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


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 waterfalls documented 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 path -  and will obtain, if necessary, authorizations to access the places e make your Pleasant, worry-free ride.

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