Caldas Novas is located in a region that is home to one of the largest hydrothermal parks in the world. The region’s water springs, with temperatures ranging between 36 and 70 degrees celsius, are the main reason for the city’s popularity.
Warm crystal-clear waters flow to the surface at temperatures of approximately 60°C. The local thermal waters are considered therapeutic, which attracts around a million visitors each year.
Caldas Novas is the city that contains the most hotels in the Midwest region, and many of them have their own water park. However, there are also thermal parks in the region that are open to the public. A curious fact: the local warm waters come from local rainfall. The water is absorbed through cracks between the rocks and reaches depths of over a thousand meters, where it gets heated and returns to the surface through a system of fractures (deep fissures in the rocks).
Water park in Caldas Novas
Lake Corumbá, which supplies Corumbá I hydroelectric plant, is another interesting local attraction, covering an area of 65 km². Visitors usually enjoy it on their motorboats, sailboats, and jet skis, passing by waterfalls and local bars along the shore. Sports fishing is another popular activity available to the public, and there are even periodic competitions.
For the hikers out there, there are two trails (Cascatinha and Paredão) in Serra de Caldas Novas State Park that lead to local waterfalls and viewpoints where you can see the beauty of the wildlife and vegetation of the Cerrado biome (also known as the Brazilian savannah) at an altitude of 1,043m. The hikes must be led by local guides and take between one and a half to two and a half hours.
While you are in the region, you should take the time to try local delicacies and dishes, such as the typical roasted fish on roof tiles, one of the most popular dishes in the region. After it is cleaned, the fish is well seasoned, set on a roof tile, and cooked in a clay oven. Pequi (Souari Nut), a typical Cerrado fruit, is also widely used in local cuisine.
Visitors should also make the time to visit the municipality of Rio Quente, located only 30 km from the city of Caldas Novas. It is home to the longest warm-water river on the planet, stretching for 12 km, as well as to one of the largest water parks in the country.
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Caldas Novas Airport, Nelson Ribeiro Guimarães, operates domestic flights from several locations in Brazil. One of the nearer options if you are coming from abroad and need a connecting flight to Caldas Novas is the International Airport in Brasília, which operates flights from several countries.
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There are bus routes to Caldas Novas from the main Brazilian cities in most regions in the country. Brasilia and Goiania are the two closest capital cities.
Personal Vehicles or Rentals
If you are planning to go to Caldas Novas by car, and you are departing from Brasília, you must take highways GO-010 and GO-139. The trip takes approximately 4h30. If you are departing from Goiânia, the trip takes about 2 hours.
Boats and other equipment are available at Lake Corumbá if you are planning to explore the lake, go jet skiing, or go sports fishing.
Walking around the city is an excellent option to visit all the historic sites, discover great restaurants, and experience the local charm.
Personal Vehicles and Rentals
Since local traffic is very straightforward, a good option to get around the city is to rent a car.
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Tourist Police Department:
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Military Police: 190
Fire Department: 193
Wear light clothes, a cap, and plenty of sunscreen. The weather is quite hot, and temperatures range between 20°C and 33°C.