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“A five-minute only attraction...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Areia que Canta

Areia que Canta
Fazenda Tamandua | Acesso pelo Km 124,5 da SP-225 (direção Itirapina), Brotas, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
(14) 3653-1382
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Ranked #5 of 17 Attractions in Brotas
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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London, United Kingdom
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“A five-minute only attraction...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Areia que Canta is a unique, worth-visiting attraction in Brotas, but do not expect it to be a long relaxing experience. Each visitor has to drive their car to the reserved area upon payment of BRL 30 per person (it is a somewhat rough 4x4 drive - be prepared!) Once you get there there is a short 0,5 km walk to the pool. Mind you, you can only stay in the water for about 3-5 minutes... The rules are the rules but I must admit we were disappointed. The water springs are still amazing, we just had hoped to enjoy it for a little longer. The sound produced by the sand is intriguing - try rubbing your hands in the sand and you will see. After that we walked to the nearby river where we had the opportunity to go in the water (it was not deep enough for swimming, it was just a place to relax). It was okay. Their service was average, and their team should iron out a few details. Our guide was a mumbler. He would not even look at us while speaking. There were inconsistencies with regards to the footing. Back at the reception area my husband was told he had to purchase closed shoes at their store... but during the tour our guide told us we could take our shoes off if we wanted (?). Also, there was a group of people who started smoking in the middle of the reserved area (and we all know where the cigarette butts went...) but our guide did not say a word... Overall it was an average experience - there is so much to see and do in Brotas that we are happy we visited Areia que Canta but we would not go back. Attention: Have some cash on you since they do not accept any debit/credit cards anywhere.

Visited September 2012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

Invigorating, is a pool of crystal water at 18 ° C.
Flows an amazing energy, is unmissable. The difficult is having to leave the water, you can stay for hours and hours.

Visited February 2012
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