The site of a former quarry complex, Tanguá Park is a favorite among visitors and residents alike who may be searching for the perfect spot to watch the sunset or take photographs. Approximately five miles (7.5 km) from the center of the city, the large park serves as a natural escape from the downtown bustle with two lakes, a gazebo and trails for jogging and biking.
The main highlight is a 150‐foot (45‐meter) tunnel prime for exploration and running through a giant rock that joins the two quarries. The tunnel can be visited on foot, through the suspended pathway or by boat.
At the northern end of the park, high above the lakes, is Poty Lazzarotto, a French‐style garden with large flowerbeds and a gazebo. Visitors walking through may spot armadillos, ducks and turkeys along the way, and adventurers who climb the 210‐foot (65‐meter) lookout tower are rewarded with views of a beautiful artificial waterfall that drops straight down into one of the lakes.
Park Tanguá is located on Rua Oswaldo Maciel in the Pilarzinho neighborhood. Admission is free, as is parking. The park is open daily from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., and while it is set outside the city, several bus lines stop at the park, including the tourism bus, Linha Turismo.