Caldas Novas is located 300 km from Brasília, 150 km from Goiânia and 750 km from Sào Paulo. As of this writing only charter flights are available to the airport (CLV). If you are not on a packaged tour, the best way to get here is first go to Goiânia or Brasilia and either rent a car or take a bus to Caldas Novas.
A rental car is the best way to get around, second best is taxi and/or very inexpensive moto taxi. You will want to visit Hot Park in the sister town of Rio Quente 15 km from Caldas Novas. An intermunicipal will take you to Hot Park and back for a very low fare.
If you want to see how nature has blessed the cerrado region you will visit the Parque Ecológico Serra de Caldas, the park is 123 km2 in area and has waterfalls and trails.
The Jardim Japonês is a beautiful garden and is great for taking pictures
Farmers will want to see the Museu da Soja (soybean Museum)
Hot Park is the largest water park in Brazil - get there early you will want to spend the entire day there and be sure to bring your sun block.
Club Di Roma is smaller than Hot Park, but definitely worth spending a day there.
Nautico Praia Club is located on the 64 km2 lake Corumbá, great for jet skis.
Lagoa Quente is located 6 km from the center of Caldas Novas and in addition to Hot water pools has such diversions as paint ball.
There are many other diversions and attractions in the area.
Walking around town you will find a lot of locally made beach wear and clothing. Shoping galeries include Shoping Tropical, Galaria Dominique Galeria Hot Springs. Be sure to look around until you find a store that sells bottles of locally produced wildflower honey.
Nona Mia. Dody´s. Bela Napoles. Picanha na Brasa (Brazilian Rodizio Barbeque). Niko Niko (Japanese). Feirinha do Luar (Hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.) Fornalha Pizzaria. Estação 11. Bob´s. Cantina do Peixe. Pianos Bar (great prices for shrimp and bacalhau).