This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Alto Paraíso de Goiás.
The popular eco-tourist destination of Alto Paraíso de Goiás has a deep history and boasts some of the most incredible scenery in Brazil. In fact, the area has been called the “magnetic heart of Brazil” by mystics, who’ve marveled at the crystal mines and pyramid-shaped buildings that fill this spectacular community.
The town’s location along latitude 14, which also crosses Peru’s legendary Machu Picchu, has led certain philosophical and religious groups to speculate about possible visits from flying saucers and extraterrestrials. Many locals even refer to Alto Paraíso as “The Brazilian Capital of the Third Millennium.”
While the area attracts many new age tourists eager to explore Alto Paraíso’s natural therapies and “positive vibrations,” it also brings in droves of travelers who are looking to explore the many waterfalls, mountains, farms, valleys, and nature trails that surround the town. Hostels and hotels are fairly easy to find here, as well as options like luxury resorts and exclusive holiday rentals. A hostel stay in Alto Paraíso de Goiás gives tourists a perfect base to plan excursions out into the Brazilian rainforests and take in the stunning landscapes of this area.
Alto Paraíso de Goiás is right next to the entrance to the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, which was declared a UNESCO Natural Heritage Site in 2001. Tourists can follow ancient routes used by Brazilian miners to reach the spectacular waterfalls in this park. With rustic restaurants and charming local shops, Alto Paraíso is a great place to stay and explore the rest of Brazil’s Goiás region.
Car rentals are available to get visitors to hotels and hostels in Alto Paraíso de Goiás, but shuttle buses can also provide transportation from the airport in Brasília. Many of the attractions in Alto Paraíso are only accessible on foot, by following nature trails through the beautiful landscape.
Written by local enthusiast for Alto Paraíso de Goiás hostelsJakob Lombardi