Gruta da Fada

Fairy Cave

Useful Information

Location: At the Parque Estadual de Campinhos BR-476, turn west at Cempestre.
(-25.0376952, -49.0895477)
Open: All year Tue-Fri 9-16.
Last tour 14:30.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst Cave
Light: bring torch
Dimension: L=200 m.
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Parque Estadual de Campinhos, Unnamed Rd, 83480-000 Tunas do Paraná - PR, Tel: +55-41-3659-1428, Tel: +55-41-3213-3407. E-mail: E-mail:
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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1960 Parque Estadual de Campinhos created by State Decree No. 31,013.
2003 Parque Estadual de Campinhos closed to the public.
2023 Parque Estadual de Campinhos reopened to the public.


Gruta da Fada (Fairy Cave) is a bat cave. The number of bats in the cave changes during the year. It is recommended to visit the cave only when there are low numbers of bats. Actually there are some pages which state that the cave is closed, probably to protect the bats, but unfortunately we were not able to get the actual status. Email us if you visit and have up-to-date info.

The bats are, despite the comments you may read, absolutely harmless. They will never attack humans and do their best to avoid you. But the bats produce guano with an annoying smell of ammonia. And we guess the danger to get a tropical disease is probably more important than bad smell. The most likely candidates are leptospirosis and histoplasmosis.