Paraná is a state in southern Brazil. It's an incredibly culturally rich and diverse state, blending characteristics of the Portuguese, indigenous and African cultures present in most of Brazil, with those of varied immigrant groups such as German, Polish, Syrian-Lebanese and Japanese. However, for very comprehensible reasons, the most visited attraction of the state - as well as of the whole country - are the awe-inspiring Iguaçu Falls.
The north "coast" borders the State of São Paulo. Water sports, fishing and leisure.
The west "coast" has the Iguaçu Falls and National Park, and the giant Itaipu power plant.
Bordering the State of Santa Catarina, water sports on Lake Itaipu.
|Central and South Central
This central region attracts rural tourism.
|Campos Gerais do Paraná
Land of fields close to Curitiba. Curious rocky formations and canyons near Vila Velha.
The metropolitan region contains the state's capital and its neighboring areas.
The state's coast has several bays and mangroves, the mountains of the Serra do Mar and its mata atlântica forests, as well as beaches and eco-tourism at Ilha do Mel
- Curitiba - the capital, known worldwide for its innovative urban planning and famous Botanic Gardens
- Campo Largo
- Capitão Leonidas Marques
- Foz do Iguaçu - main gateway to the Iguaçu Falls and cultural mix with Argentina and Paraguay
- Maringá - modern but charming city with a rich Japanese and Syrian-Lebanese heritage
- Ponta Grossa
- Vila Velha
- Iguaçu Falls - the world-famous waterfall.
- Iguaçu National Park
- Ilha do Mel
- Superagüi National Park near Guaraqueçaba
- The Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves — a UNESCO World Heritage site