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Parati Travel Guide: 272 reviews and 881 photos

Parati (also called Paraty )is a beautiful small colonial city located some 250 km south of Rio de Janeiro. It's considered a National Historical Monument.
Its Historical Center has no traffic and is full of charming colonial houses, lovely pousadas (inns) , good restaurants, churches and craft shops.
Wonderful beaches, good food, enchanting friendly people, breathtaking sceneries, that's what we can find there.


In the Historical Center there are many beautiful old churches:

- The Church of Nossa Senhora dos Remedios ( the patron of Parati)

- The Chapel of Generosa

- The Church of Nossa Senhora das Dores

- The Church of Santa Rita

- The Church of Nossa Senhora do Rosario


Some of the best beaches around Parati are only accessible by boat and many are located in the many islands around it. But there are many "escunas" you can rent or go on a tour arranged by a local agency.
These are some of the best beaches around Parati:

- Cachadašo Beach
- Meio Beach ( there are some natural pools near this beach)
- Cepilho Beach
- Vermelha Beach
- Saco da Velha Beach

Each beach is very different from the other. But all of them have the same wonderful turquoise coloured sea.
See more photos of Parati beaches in my travelogues.


Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Breathtaking scenery, good food, beautiful beaches and friendly people
  • Cons:None
  • In a nutshell:Paradise found!!!
  • Last visit to Parati: Jul 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • glabah's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2009 at 7:35 AM

    You were the featured traveler just now, and decided to see where you had been. I've always heard of Parati!

  • Jul 12, 2008 at 7:43 AM

    Some great pictures and some nice tips. Brazil also is in my travel plans

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Jun 3, 2008 at 12:56 PM

    Sailing Parati Bay would be a great way to spend a relaxing afternoon! Thanks for the tips, Teresa...regards from Texas

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2008 at 1:04 AM

    Looks delightful, especially the interesting beaches.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2008 at 6:20 AM

    Hi, Teresa! You've been lucky to be there! It looks splendid indeed!

  • zlatiq's Profile Photo
    Feb 2, 2008 at 7:32 PM

    Paraty is very beatiful place indeed; i'm so sad i couldnt go there when i was in brasil; thanks 4 the tour:)

  • Redang's Profile Photo
    Dec 22, 2007 at 2:46 AM

    Merry X-mas, Ms #1!

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2007 at 11:57 PM

    nice photos and tips from parati. really hope to go there the next time i'm near rio.

  • Aug 1, 2006 at 9:44 AM

    Beautiful pics and very nice place. I wish I can go there someday. Take care. Luis

  • Ekahau's Profile Photo
    Jul 14, 2006 at 4:50 AM

    Fish with banana. Does sound Delicious! Very nice page with great photos and useful information.


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