Yes! We are located in Ponta Grossa, close to the capital, about 90 km away. The trip can be done in 1 hour.
By car: Leave Curitiba, taking the BR 376 highway towards Ponta Grossa. As you’re arriving to the Park you can already see the Sandstones from the road. Just follow the signs. The trip is a bit shorter than 90 km and can be completed in 1 hour. The road is in excellent conditions. Reminder: there are two road tolls in this section.
By bus: Bus company Viação Princesa dos Campos covers the Curitiba – Ponta Grossa section with a stop right in front of the Park (which is by the highway, practically in the middle of nowhere). There are several times scheduled departing from Curitiba and the trip takes, on average, 2 hours and 5 minutes. However, on the return to Curitiba, it only stops in front of the Park at 15:15.
Tip: If you are in two or more people, the easiest and cheapest option is going to the Vila Velha State Park by car.
Visitors are allowed to enter the Park from Wednesday to Monday, from 9:00 to 17:00. On Tuesdays, we are closed for regular maintenance.
You can get to know part of our Park in one day, but not all of it. If possible, schedule more than one day to get to know all of our beauties! 😉
In addition to the Sandstones, the Caves and the Golden Pond, there is the Fortaleza Trail that takes about 6 hours walking, and it is through it that you can visit our beautiful waterfall. We also have Night Walks that take place on Full Moon and New Moon nights, upon prior reservation and on specific dates.
Yes, we do! Our delicious restaurant will quench your thirst and hunger. Learn more about it on the “Infrastructure” page.
We love pets, but there are wild animals in our Park, like snakes and jaguars. Thus, bringing pets can become dangerous. For this reason, it is not allowed. But, please, give them a big hug and affection from us!
We recommend you to bring repellent, comfortable clothes and shoes, as well as a cap / hat and sunscreen on sunny days! There’s a nice text on our blog with 10 tips on this.
Tours are self-guided. Yet, if you’d like to live a richer experience, we have a team of tour guides registered in our Park, specialists in local history and our biomes, to accompany you and / or your group around here.
We have a secure and easy parking space. If you wish to get more information about our facilities and infrastructure, we are here at your disposal.
Children under 5 years of age are exempt from admission!
Our Park receives children of all ages and the attractions are not restricted, with the exception of some tours, such as the Night Walk (From 8 years of age); Fortress Trail and Cyclotourism (From 14 years of age).
We do not yet offer promotional packages. Nevertheless, we are constantly working to bring novelties and future improvements!