After a short drive through the Atlantic Avenue and its beachfront residential condo’s, your first stop will be at the Barra Sul Cable Car Station.Cable Car ride :Board Cable Car each one with capacity up to 6 guests for a short drive for the 240 meters up to the Atlantic Forest Station. At this station you will debark and on foot, will explore one of the ecological trails for approximately 45 minutes. While on the trail, local guides will highlight local flora and fauna, before your return to the cable car and to your ride to the Laranjeiras station. Here you will debark have a free time (approx. 55-minutes) to explore the beach before reboard the Cable Car back to Barra Sul Station.

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TAMAR works on researching, protecting and managing the five species of sea turtles that occur in Brazil, all of which are threatened with extinction: loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta), hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), green turtle (Chelonia mydas), olive turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) and leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea).
The socio-environmental work developed with coastal communities serves as a model for other countries. Through technical and scientific cooperation agreements and protocols with Brazilian and foreign universities, it conducts
study programs to better understand the turtle life cycle and prioritize actions that are capable of optimizing efforts to achieve the results of population recovery


The Fortaleza da Barra Archaeological Trail, also called the Prayer Trail, is an archaeological astronomical sanctuary. It contains a set of Megalithic Monuments, which are stones that are strategically positioned, which show exactly when the solstice and equinox phenomena occur, and also determine the north-south direction. These Megalithic monuments form one of the most complex observatories and primitive astronomical calendar on the Brazilian coast.In addition to all this mystical and incredible history of the trail, it has one of the most breathtaking views of Floripa. The panoramic view of Praia da Galheta, Praia Mole, Lagoa da Conceição, Barra da Lagoa, Campeche Island, Xavier and Arvoredo is a unique spectacle and deserves to be contemplated.And it only opens from 9 am.It is a charming place, one of those where you feel an intense energy, you don't even want to leave. Here, I will show some points of the trail: Prayer dolmen: many peoples had the tradition, at dawn, of turning to the east to receive enlightenment, that is, knowledge about the stars. Based on this information, they regulated their daily lives. The mountains have been used as sacred temples to approach the deities. Stones in the shape of altars are found in many places on earth, and these altars are called Dolmen. Some mystics claim that these places are portals for communication with heavenly beings.

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