How to get here

RPPN Pedra D’Anta is located in the municipality of Lagoa dos Gatos in the state of Pernambuco.


The nearest airport to Lagoa dos Gatos is in Recife. The distance from Recife to Lagoa dos Gatos is 185 km.


Attention: Cars with four wheel drive are the only ones that can drive on the road that leads to the reserve.


Automotive vehicles:

Leaving Recife, the driver should follow BR 232, which connects Recife to Caruaru (about 134 km). From Caruaru, take the BR 104 in the direction of Murici-AL, pass through the city of Agrestina and enter the municipality of Cupira (about 37 km). Pass through the city of Cupira and follow to Lagoa dos Gatos (distance of 18 km). Leaving Cupira, you will arrive in Entroncamento (Lagoa dos Gatos district), where there is a gas station and a plaza. Before passing through the gas station, you should turn right and follow the paved road, which will give access to a roundabout that connects the district to downtown Lagoa dos Gatos. You should pass the city hall and get to the main church, where you will turn left and follow until the end of the road, where you will turn left again. From here, you should follow the signs that point to the Reserve. When the asphalt ends, you will be at Estrada do Porão (Porão Street), a dirt road. 2 km after the dirt road, there will be a fork in the road where you will continue on the right and after 3 km, you should take the right at a sharp curve. After 1.5 km, you should turn to the left. From here, it will be possible to see the forest that is now part of the reserve.


Every part of the dirt road is indicated with signs!

See maps below:


mapa lagoa dos gatos

Public Transport:

From the Recife Bus Terminal (Terminal Rodoviário de Recife), take the bus to Caruaru. In Caruaru, go to the regional terminal and take a van to Lagoa dos Gatos, ask to get off at the main church (Igreja Matriz). The last scheduled van for Lagoa dos Gatos is at 4 p.m.

From the main church, there are two options to arrive at the Reserve. Hire a moto-taxi until the Reserve or one of the cars that stay at the side of the church.



Recife-Lagoa dos Gatos: 185 km (about 115 mi)

Recife- Caruaru: 134 km (83 mi)

Caruaru-Cupira: 37 km (23 mi)

Caruaru-Lagoa dos Gatos: 55 km (34 mi)

Cupira-Lagoa dos Gatos: 18 km (11 mi)

Lagoa dos Gatos- RPPN Pedra D’Anta: 9 km (6 mi)


Transportation options from Lagoa dos Gatos:

From Lagoa dos Gatos, there are mototaxi or taxi car services to get to the Reserve.

Please contact us at beforehand to schedule your visit!