The Superagüi National Park is considered one of the five most notable coastal ecosystems in the globe. Located in the State of Paraná, it is a marine park formed by the islands of Superagüi and of Las Piezas.
It was created the 23rd of April of 1989 with a 21400 hectare area, currently in the process of being increased to 34000 hectares.
It encompasses almost all of the island of Superagüi except for the area destined for the community of fishermen. Sandy coastal formations, dense Atlantic shrub, necks of land and mangroves extend across the length and width of its territory.
A new species of orchid has been discovered in the vegetation of the necks of land, where a great number of this kind of flowers grow, it is the ape-lion of black face (leontopithecus caissara).
Amongst the birds, the purple face parrot or chauá, an endemic species of the area, is worth mentioning. Once a year the park welcomes migratory birds such as the macaricó and the heron.
The park is part of the Environmental Protection Area of Guaraquecaba and, even though it is close to the limits of the states of Paraná and Sao Paulo, it does not yet have any lodging infrastructure and transportation facilities for the visitors.
It is forbidden to collect fruits, seeds, roots or any other piece of plant; to hunt or capture animals, to introduce foreign species, to drop litter, to make fires, etc. inside the reserve.
How to get there
The fastest access is though the sea coming from Paranaguá or from Guaraquecaba. In order to avoid unpleasant surprises, it is recommendable to bargain the cost of the service with the owner of the boat before taking the ride. There are no established fees though they vary between $ 70.00 and $ 100.00 The journey takes about an hour coming from Guaraquecaba.