"PARATY,,, History and Beauty" Parati by Alless

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Paraty,,,,is like a dream

Brief History

The village was founded in 1667 around the Church of "Nossa Senhora dos Remedios", its patron saint.

Paraty (sometimes spelled "parati") had a significant economic importance due to its sugar cane mills (it used to have over 250 distilleries), and the name "paraty" was at a certain time synonym of a very good sugar cane rum.

In the 18th century, the port of Paraty was an important outlet for the gold and precious stones brought on horseback from Minas Gerais State to be shipped to Portugal. However, constant pirate assaults who took refuge in beaches such as Trindade , led to abandoning the gold route, resulting in a great economic isolation.

After the opening of the Paraty-Cunha road, and especially after the opening of the Rio-Santos Highway in the seventies, Paraty became an attraction for Brazilian and international tourism, due to its good state of preservation and thanks to its natural beauties.

Its area comprises the National Park of Bocaina, the Environmental Protection Area of Cairuýu, where the village of Trindade is located , a place of rare beauty, the Park Reserve of Joatinga; it also has limits with the State Park of Serra do Mar. So, Paraty is surrounded everywhere by the Mata Atlantica, the luscious Atlantic Forest.

  • Last visit to Parati: Feb 2006
  • Intro Updated Dec 17, 2007
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  • nomada's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2006 at 2:05 AM

    Was lodged in Mercado do Pousso. Great place !

  • jedast's Profile Photo
    Jan 2, 2005 at 2:29 PM

    Great pages, beautifully written and full of information. Beautiful sketches. Thank You!

  • patrikske's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2004 at 3:23 PM

    Lovely page with great information !

  • awayhome's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2004 at 10:06 AM

    Love the opening picture look amazing! Anther good page-))

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2004 at 5:47 PM

    very informative page. parati is one place that i want to visit the next time i'm in the Rio area.

  • mangueirense's Profile Photo
    Jan 1, 2004 at 9:40 AM

    Muito legal as dicas sobre Paraty, e definitivamente um lugar que eu gostaria conhecer a proxima vez!

  • 850prc's Profile Photo
    Dec 27, 2003 at 7:02 PM

    Very nice information, Alless. The hotel story was especially useful and constructive. Still waiting for the photos of the nudists on the beach.

  • Mazely's Profile Photo
    Dec 27, 2003 at 5:11 PM

    Best cachaças from Paraty: Coqueiro and Vamos Nessa. Vamos Nessa facilities (with a bar) can be visited in the way from Paraty to Cunha. :-)

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Dec 27, 2003 at 3:57 PM

    Well thank God for those road connections! Sounds like a lovely place.

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