Restinga de Jurubatiba National Park, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, one of the youngest national parks in Brazil, will open for visitation using 4-wheel drives or boats. The buggy or 4-wheel drive ride will visit 13 km between the lagoons and the sea. The boat trip will go from Paulista lagoon to Carapebus lagoon.
The Brazilian authorities are trying to establish the rules governing the visitation of the park. The companies providing tourist services will be based in the town of Quissamã. The park will be open for visitation from Thursday to Sunday and during bank holidays too. Visitors to the park will not have to purchase any packages.
In spite of its youth the park faces serious threats deriving from economic and human activity around the park (Parque Nacional da Restinga de Jurubatiba, no Norte do Rio, tenta sobreviver numa área de pressão social e econômica). We hope
sustainable tourism will help the park face the threats.
Category: Destination: Rio