"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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  • 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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