The city is located at the top of the Campos de Cima da Serra, northeast region of Rio Grande do Sul. It borders the cities of São Francisco de Paula, Jaquirana, São José dos Ausentes and also the municipality of Santa Catarina.
Besides being known as the "Land of the Canyons" the small Cambará do Sul is a champion in the ranking of low temperatures. In winter it is always among the coldest places in the country. As a typical inland city this also conserves old habits, such as family reunion and friends in the kitchen, around the wood stove. In cold times, the pinion on the plate is the strip taste of the serrano gaucho. Of course, always accompanied by a tasty chimarrão. And for this drink it does not matter if it is cold or hot. It's habit! Gaucho thing!
In Cambará also exists a valuable natural treasure formed by canyons, waterfalls and immense araucarias. It is these beauties that attract thousands of tourists every year to the region. The Itaimbezinho and Fortaleza canyons are also known because they were scenarios of many soap operas and publicity campaigns. The mini-series "The House of Seven Women" and the novel "Chocolate with Pepper", from Rede Globo, were the last productions that showed the beauties of Cambará do Sul on television.