"Colonial masterpiece 4 hours drive from Rio." Parati by cachaseiro

Parati Travel Guide: 272 reviews and 881 photos

Paraty is one of my favorite places in Brazil.
Calm, peaceful, pretty and with a very good vibe.
It´s a small colonial town that used to be the big shipping port for the gold trade, but these days it´s a little tourist heaven where people from Eio de janeiro and Sao Paolo come to relax as Paraty is quite close to both cities.

Paraty does not really have much of a beach in town, but you do have dozens of boats running out to the nearby islands and bays every day where you have excellent beaches, so you don´t need to miss out on swimming there either.

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  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2016 at 1:11 AM

    Old town Paraty looks very pretty! I plan to stay there for a few days later this year.

    • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
      Jan 24, 2016 at 1:44 PM

      When? I might be around Paraty in august.

    • MalenaN's Profile Photo
      Jan 24, 2016 at 9:17 PM

      I will be there in June (before the Olympic games and the North American and European holiday). Just have three weeks in Brazil and thought of visiting Rio, Ilha Grande, Paraty and the Iguazu Falls during that time.

  • glabah's Profile Photo
    Jul 7, 2011 at 8:06 PM

    This marks my 11th year of hearing about Paraty, and still haven't been able to visit. Nice to see a few photos though.

  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2009 at 3:02 AM

    Sounds idyllic, pictures are beautiful. Great tips. Thanks for introducing this gem to us.

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Jul 8, 2009 at 4:51 PM

    Heard good things about Parati and the streets look so nice to walk on...gald you enjoyed this nice town...Norman :)

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2009 at 11:28 AM

    Claus, from your great photos it looks like you found Paradise! What an amazing boat trip you took - I'd love something like that. Your jeep tour reminded me of a 'beer-drinking jeep tour' I did on Margarita Island, Venezuela!

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Jul 3, 2009 at 4:03 PM

    super page - and what a sweet little place


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