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For those interested in trying cachaca, a sugarcane liquor closely resembling tequila and cherished by generations of Brazilians, then we suggest you drive the 93 km (58 miles) to Maranguape, where an international distributor called Ypioca has their museum. Located at Y-Park, which is home to a nature adventure area that includes a 260 meter zipline, hiking trails, and river kayaking, you'll be pleased to enjoy free tastings of a variety of cachaca, from flavored versions to the traditional, oak-aged spirit.
In the same building as the original Ypioca factory, you can tour the facilities to see how this symbolically Brazilian liquor is created, get an understanding of its history, and even see a 374,000 liter wooden barrel. Although it's a little odd having a family theme-park vibe at the site of one of the country's most popular distilleries, you're sure to be happy with a little cachaca in your belly.