foto: Ion David
Alto Paraiso de Goias
Located in the Northeast of the Goias States, the so-called Capital of the Chapada dos Veadeiros is the main entrance for visitors.
At first, the city was simply called Veadeiros, as a small district of Cavalcante County. In 1953, it was emancipated and became a county of itself.
Formed by a mix of many different “tribes”, Alto Paraiso de Goias is a very unique and special place. Its population ranges from Indigenous and Kalunga people, to miners, traditional and big farmers, to people who ran out of the big cities looking for an alternative, close to Nature, way of life.
Even though it is a fairly small town, people who live here can spend a life of opportunities. Participating in environmental discussions, going for a meditation in any of the local temples following the precepts of different lines and sorts of spiritual healers and gurus, or simply drop in a rave party are some of the examples of the various cultural tendencies inserted in this city. A true place where traditions meet the new.
Its economy is based on a wide range of farming, few miners, and a strong ecotourism structure. Alto Paraiso is very well equipped with unique lodges, bars, restaurants and diversified services. Making Ecotourism the activity that best distributes resources throughout the region, being responsible for the visible improvements and changes carried out in the past few years.
photo: Ion David
A little bit more about Alto Paraiso
Foundation: December 12th, 1953
Area: 2,593.8 sq.km.
Alto Paraiso: 1300m
Sao Jorge: 1000m
Location: 47º 30’ 54” West Longitude; 14º 07’ 46” South Latitude
Sao Joao da Alianca: 70km
Colinas do Sul: 70km
Teresina de Goias: 70km
Belo Horizonte: 920km
Sao Paulo: 1250km
Rio de Janeiro: 1330km
How to get there
From Brasilia, head North on BR-020. Then follow onto the GO-118 North bound
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