Cascaneia Water Park (Parque Aquatico Cascaneia)
Cascaneia Water Park (Parque Aquático Cascanéia) boasts more than 20 attractions, which encompass extreme slides such as the Tornado and Kamikaze; Brazil’s highest swing; and a number of different swimming pools and Jacuzzis. Standard admission tickets to Cascaneia offer full-day access to all of the park’s attractions, in addition to a games room, several scenic walking trails, and a soccer pitch.
Things to Know Before You Go
On-site facilities include lockers, free sunbeds and parasols, gift shops, and a selection of cafés and restaurants.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult, while children under the age of three can enter the park for free.
There are swimming areas and activities suitable for all ages, but some slides and activities have height restrictions.
The park and pools are wheelchair accessible, but not all of the activities are suitable for travelers with limited mobility.
How to Get There
Cascaneia Water Park is located just north of Blumenau in Santa Catarina, around 93 miles (150 kilometers) northwest of Florianopolis. There’s no public transport directly to the park, but taxis run from Blumenau and take around 25 minutes to reach the park via Rua Hermann Tribess.
When to Get There
The water park is open daily from November to February, and over the weekends from October and March. Opening hours are from morning till early evening, but it’s best to arrive early if you want to secure a sunbed and parasol.
If you’re heading to the Cascaneia Water Park, consider including a visit to nearby Blumenau, one of Brazil’s most unique towns. The German heritage of the small town is evidenced by its architecture, local cuisine, and the Oktoberfest beer festival that it hosts each October. Even if you can’t make it to the big event, you can still visit the town’s Beer Museum, admire timber-fronted houses, and tuck into Bavarian specialties such as cured ham hock.