It comes as no surprise that the area around Matinhos is a perennial favourite with travelers from all over the world; Parana features numerous wonderful cities, attractions and landscapes. Interesting places within a relatively short distance of Matinhos are Paranagua, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the south, and Itapoa, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the north.
Around 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the southwest of Matinhos is Joinville, a regional city which is home to Ernesto Schlemm Sobrinho Stadium, Mueller Shopping Mall and Boa Vista Hill. Joinville has much to offer travelers keen to linger. Joinville Cathedral Sao Francisco Xavier, Americas Shopping Center and Joinville Arena are some of the other places worth a visit.
Parana has a truly fascinating religious history; learn more about is at the area's most important cathedrals. Feel as though you are going back in time in Parana. Visit one of the old towns for which this region is well known.
If you're are lucky to have good weather while here, explore Parana 's watery side. Canoeing and snorkeling are both popular here. Parana offers a number of gentle ways to enjoy the great outdoors. Set aside some time for beach combing or wildlife watching and feel your worries drift away.
Before you head back to the familiarity of home, you'll be bidding this special place a fond Adeus (farewell).