A trip to Brazil’s Lapinha da Serra, one of the prettiest waterfalls in Minas Gerais

The little bohemian town of Lapinha da Serra is a two-hour drive out of Belo Horizonte, with the final half-hour a series of twisting red-dirt roads through the valleys.

Horses on the roadside to Lapinha da Serra

The mountains of Minas Gerais follow the road. A deep crevasse runs right through the range.

A deep cut runs through the mountains of Minas Gerais

A little stone-built “Bode Marley bar” signals the start of the little village, complete with four bars and a tiny white-walled church.

The Bode Marley Bar in Lapinha da Serra

The path to the waterfall runs across a thin bridge of red earth over a gentle brook of water.

A red-dirt path runs across a little bridge in Lapinha da Serra

The little brook widens into the lake.

The lakes of Lapinha da Serra from the mountainside
The lakes of Lapinha da Serra from the mountainside at dusk.

The water is so clear and still it looks like a polished mirror.

The water is so clear and calm you can see the rocks at the bottom

And then the waterfalls begin. Only it was more of a trickle because there hadn’t been much rainfall. And the water was freezing.

Waterfall in Lapinha da Serra

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