Itatiaia: Brazil’s First National Park in Rio’s Mountain Range

Home to the highest peak of Rio de Janeiro, Itatiaia’s park is the gateway to Brazilian ecotourism and a great destination for winter vacations.

By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Covering the Southern Rio State and also part of Minas Gerais, the National Park of Itatiaia, the first to be founded in Brazil, is an important landmark for the country’s ecotourism. For its impressive biodiversity and countless trails and waterfalls, Itatiaia’s Park is a destination not to be missed, especially for nature loving visitors.

Situated in the Mantiqueira’s Mountain Range, not far from São Paulo State, the National Park of

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