Alto Paraíso de Goiás

By using lots of local ingredients, the cuisine in Alto Paraíso de Goiás provides visitors with captivating flavors reminiscent of homemade food. The aroma and colors of the food in the state of Goiás, combined with local nature, make it a truly complete experience.

The local cuisine at any specific destination represents the art of creating recipes that combine traditional ingredients with local habits and cultural heritage. In Alto Paraíso, it is no different. Considered one of the main gastronomic centers in the Chapada dos Veadeiros region, the city has plenty of tradition and history.

One of the most popular dishes with tourists is called matula, a very similar dish to our traditional feijoada. During preparation, several cuts of meat, white beans, and saffron are added. Spices such as onions, garlic, and shallots add even more flavor to the recipe. The best side dish to go with it is the tutu, made with puréed beans thickened with cassava flour and chicken stock.

Tropeiro Beans

Local establishments also serve chicken in brown sauce, a popular dish traditionally prepared with the blood of the bird itself. Local tradition states that the best side dish for it is rice with souari nuts.

Local ingredients such as rice, beans, cassava, beef, and the beloved souari nuts are easily found in Goiás recipes, and add familiarity to local flavors. They have influenced unforgettable local dishes such as sun-dried beef paçoca, a mix of shredded sun-dried beef and cassava flour, as well as tropeiro beans, a side dish of black-eyed peas mixed with pork sausage and local spices.

Typical local fruit and seeds are obviously also important. The cerrado cashew sweet, made with the typical local cashew fruit (anacardium humile), was voted among the most traditional sweets in Alto Paraíso. Jatobá (Hymenaea courbaril) flour and baru nuts are also used in several recipes and are very popular with visitors.

The local cuisine in the city of Alto Paraíso is an extension of the lifestyle and culture of the people of Goiás. And this is absolutely awesome for tourists, who have the opportunity to enjoy such exquisite flavors!

By Plane
+55 (61) 3364-9000
The nearest airport is Brasília International Airport (BSB). From there, visitors can rent a car and drive to Alto Paraíso, or take a taxi, bus, or ridesharing company to Brasília Interstate Bus Station.

By Bus
+55 (61) 99883-2237
The bus journey between Brasília and Alto Paraíso de Goiás takes approximately 4 hours. There are several different departure times and a couple of companies that offer the service. Please check details at the Brasília Interstate Bus Station.

Personal Vehicles or Rentals
You can rent a car at Brasília Airport and make your way to Alto Paraíso de Goiás. It is a drive of approximately 230 km.

Ridesharing Companies
Ridesharing companies are a popular option for tourists who want to get to Alto Paraíso de Goiás and Chapada dos Veadeiros.

Personal Vehicles or Rentals
The best option to get around the city of Alto Paraíso de Goiás and the region of Chapada dos Veadeiros is by car, as some waterfalls and other local attractions are quite far away.

By Bicycle
Since the city of Alto Paraíso is not so large, getting around by bike is quite a good option. Visitors can take their own bikes or rent some in the city.

Useful Numbers

Tourist Assistance:
+55 (62) 3446-1159
Alto Paraíso de Goiás City Hall:
+55 (62) 3446-1249
Alto Paraíso de Goiás Tourism Department:
+55 (62) 3446-1159

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Local Weather

Chapada dos Veadeiros basically has two seasons during the year: a rainy season and a dry season. Since the region is located 1,600 meters above sea level, the average annual temperature is only 23°C. The best period to visit the national park and enjoy local adventure tourism is between the months of April and October. During this period, it hardly ever rains, there are still many flowers around the fields, and the waterfalls still display a great volume of water.