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Description: Torres Beach in Porto Alegre
The city of Torres, in the northern coast of Rio Grande do Sul, is a great choice for a visit to the beaches of the mild climate of Brazil. Tourism is widely developed in the region and in has thrived. Cool young people as well as families come together to enjoy the most favorite tourist spots and beaches in Torres, where surf lovers are sure to catch good waves.
A unique geographic feature on the Brazilian coast are the enormous boulders, of volcanic origin, with approximately 140 million years outcrop by the sea on three points from the edge: The North Tower is next to the Lighthouse Hill, theTower Hill in Central and South Tower of Furnas, on the beach Guarita. There are dozens of inns and hotels, prices varying according to the level of luxury. The beaches are almost deserted, the sea water is cold even in the summer. The restaurants serve the local cuisine of fresh seafood. Due to the abundance of crustaceans such as shrimp, the prices are completely affordable.
Torres beach is a very interesting and different destination for those tourists who want to vary a bit from traditional tourist traps. There are several little beaches within Torres. Praia Grande, with its long stretch of sand with approximately 2km in length is preferred for sea bathing. During the summer, the beach hosts various sporting events. The waves are almost always present and surfers, too. Another famous spot is Prainha, also known as Praia do Meio. It is a place with less noise, people and Torres hype. There are 600 meters of pure tranquility. Its soil is sandy. On Sundays in the late afternoon, it becomes a meeting place for young people in the city.
Beach Cal Good offers waves and many young people, who spread across 800 meters of beach. The name comes from the Cal 40's, when the site was a manufacturing center for mineral lime chemicals. Old fishing village is now a small, cozy tourist center and its residents are mostly from Caxias do Sul. On February 2, the square of Our Lady of Navigators in front of the beach, fishermen celebrate and honor the Saint. Guarita Beach, in "Guarita Park" is the most beautiful scenery of Torres. Surrounded by three volcanic towers of the city, it is a sideshow. In the left corner of the beach, great waves and surfers, the bottom is of stone and the formation of waves present striking perfection. Right after Guarita, there is Itapeva beach, just 6km long. A popular site for practitioners of sandboarding.
Ilha dos Lobos, a unique sea island in the gaucho coast, receives sea lions every year between the months of July and November, in the mating season. It is an important feeding and resting area for many species that occur off the Brazilian coast as dolphins, whales, birds, and sea turtles. The topography of the island does not exceed 2 meters and is responsible for a series of shipwrecks, especially during storms. In recent years, the giant wave surfers have discovered a slab that offered surf conditions for the practitioners of Tow-in - surf towed by jet skis - from that, the place began to be visited by another kind of oceans, "surfers".
Guarita Park, designed by the famous landscape architect Burle Marx, with the help of ecologist José Lutzemberger, is a wonderland location. It has a natural amphitheater, surrounded by an artificial lake, the tracks with lush vegetation, lakes, beaches and basalt towers enchant tourists of all ages.
The Lighthouse Hill housed the first lighthouse built in 1912, in the city, so just getting the name of his illustrious visitor, in 1935, the wooden lighthouse came under severe storm, a new lighthouse, this time in stone, was built, is present even today and it works normally. The Mount is the best place for watching the beauties and landscapes of the city. From above you can see all the beaches, the island of Lobos, the sand dunes, and mountains. At the foot of the hill is the Grotto of Our Lady of Aparecida and a source of pure water.
Rio Mampituba is the river that borders between Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina. It is a meeting point for professional and amateur fishermen for bass, a species of fish considered more flavorful from those waters.
Torres is the only city in South America that holds a festival of ballooning for 21 consecutive years. The largest gathering of balloons in the world is traditionally held in October in Albuquerque, United States, involving 1,200 balloons from around the world. The best altitude to fly a balloon is 330 meters (equivalent to a 110-story building) and the ideal wind is 12 knots per hour, which gives a maximum speed of 24 km per hour. The flights are always at dawn, between 06 and 08 hours of the morning and evening from 16 hours because the wind currents are always weaker in these times and allow the launching of balloons. The safety limit for takeoff from a balloon is packing winds of up to 25 km / h. Balloons with special shapes should take off with maximum winds at 15 km / h. The flight range is 2 hours and 30, as a balloon usually takes 80 pounds of gas and consumes about 25 to 30 pounds per hour.
In 2000, the Festival of Ballooning has gained the status of the International Festival of Ballooning. The success of the many editions of the event consolidated Torres as the Brazilian capital of Ballooning. The Festival is now the main event sponsored by the municipality, since it is due, among other things, its continuity, singularity and spontaneous media vehicles that generates radio, TV and newspapers.
Where to Stay:
Guarita Park Hotel (51) 3664-5200 www.guaritaparkhotel.com.br
Pousada Ilha dos Lobos (51) 3664-3100 www.pousadailhadoslobos.com.br
Pousada La Barca (51) 3664-2925 www.pousadalabarca.com.br
Towers, located on the coast of Rio Grande do Sul, near the border with Santa Catarina, arriving from the north, on the BR 101, 280 km is far from Florianopolis. The south can also be reached by BR 101, or the Road of the Sea (RS 389), the distance from Porto Alegre is 197 km Address: Torres – Rio Grande do Sul / Brasil Official Web Site: http://www.torres.rs.gov.br/Photo by: Valdiney Pimenta