What would you like to do in Paraná?Paraná has more leisure options than you could every image!
In our state, you will never experience monotony and boredom, even if you are looking for peace and quiet. Travelling with small children, with friends, with a companion or alone, Paraná will always receive you with open arms.
Tourism of Leisure, Sun and SeaBeaches, sun and hot weather: this combination is present in Paraná, especially in the summer. In the hottest season of the year, beaches are packed with sporting, recreational and nocturnal activities. Relax on the coast of Paraná, close to nature, by the blue sea and the preserved Atlantic Forest. Discover the artificial river beaches in the interior of the state, guaranteed fun for the entire family.
EcotourismParaná is also unique when it comes to nature and preservation. It offers several locations with protected fauna and flora. These include the state parks, Parque Nacional do Iguaço and Parque Estadual de Vila Velha that provide an excellent environment and scenery for contemplation, eco tourism activities, leisure and environmental protection. Paraná also offers specialized agencies that provide activities in natural areas, assuring the best nature trips for visitors.
Rural TourismRural tourism is an excellent option for visitors who want to discover the wonders of Paraná. Intriguing, bucolic and ideal landscapes provide a perfect escape from the hectic life of large cities. A wide range of west-east state routes reveal the style of country living, history and local traditions alongside nature.
Adventure activities offer guaranteed fun for visitors! Together with one of the greatest attractions of Paraná - its exuberant nature - adventure tourism is a very popular option. Throughout the state, visitors can practice cycle tourism, trekking, rappel, mountain-climbing, rafting and many other activities in the safe hands of specialized agencies that provide a unique experience for all ages.
Cultural TourismParaná offers a rich cultural experience due to the contribution of Portuguese, Spanish, African and Indigenous peoples; from Italian, German, Dutch, Polish, Ukrainian, Japanese, Arab, Korean, Chinese and Bulgarian immigration; and from the people of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Minas Gerais and the Northeast of Brazil. This mixture of influences can be experienced in more than 50 museums, open fairs, cultural and culinary festivities, dance and music performances, handicrafts, and in the daily lives of the people of Paraná.
Business and Events Tourism
Paraná is the ideal location for your event! State destinations provide great infra-structure for events, such as congresses, seminars and business meetings. We have a wide range of event centres, hotels and restaurants and attentive, prepared professionals that provide authentic hospitality to the visitors of Paraná.
Culinary TourismGastronomy of Paraná is the result of the culture of several ethnic groups that colonized the State and of the indigenous populations, the original inhabitants. Indigenous inheritance includes the consumption of the pinhão (pine nut), erva mate (brewed mate), fruit and the preparation of corn and mandioca (cassava). Today, state gastronomy offers pamonha (corn-paste wrap), cuscus, fish dishes and a traditional meat dish cooked in heated pits. European influence is also present in the gastronomy and festivals that offer typical dishes of Paraná.
Paraná is gaining the spotlight in health tourism, offering trips to travellers that seek medical, therapeutic, aesthetic or anti-stress resources and services. The spas of Paraná are also an option within the rural tourism routes due to the tourist attractions available in the regions in which they are located. The natural beauty provides the ideal environment for relaxing and getting away from hectic daily city life.
Religious TourismFor visitors who wish to practice their faith in special places or simply visit historically relevant religious monuments, Paraná offers routes, tourist attractions and celebrations for the religious tourism segment. In addition to catholic manifestations, Paraná also receives those who seek spiritual development through other religions or beliefs.
It´s worth travelling by rail in Paraná! The first luxury Brazilian train, the Great Brazil Express, operates in the State. There are only ten other trains of this genre in the world, in countries such as France and the USA. In addition to the luxury train, Paraná also has a centenarian railway that connects Curitiba to Paranaguá, covering 110 kilometres and cutting across the Serra do Mar with the exuberant and unforgettable landscape of the Atlantic Forest.