Paraty Travel Guide
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- ParatyJan 03, 2013
At the western end of the Costa Verde, Paraty is a great little town to just kick back, an easy 4-hour+ bus ride from Rio. For once the brochures didn't lie: Paraty is a great mixture of cultural tourism and jaw-dropping natural settings. You can relax strolling the cobbled streets of the colonial old town (a UNESCO World Heritage site) or rent a boat and explore the many islands in the bay, pushing as far as Ilha Grande if your heart desires. If outdoors activities are more of your thing, Paraty is also a sea kayaker's dream, with its cool waters, sandy beaches and nearby fishing villages. Most weekends in the summer (their summer), a huge tent is set up next to the Igreja Matriz in the main square and you can dance away the night to live samba.
- ParatyFirst to ReviewJul 04, 2012
If you have the chance, try to come to Parati. It's an old colonial town, facing the ocean. It's really really beautiful, with cobblestone streets and old mansions. There is a great cultural life, with galleries, cafés. The thinking man's beach getaway.
- ParatyJul 04, 2012
Paraty (you will also see it written Parati) is a very special place. Situated between the Atlantic rainforest and the sea, Paraty is one Brazil’s worst kept secrets. We love the historic village and the state of conservation of the historical heritage; the absence of cars in the historic village; the gorgeous beaches; being able to walk on the streets at night; the relaxed atmosphere; the boat trips; the ginger ice cream from Ice Paraty ice-cream parlour; the high tide that floods the streets; dining by candlelight with live music. More travel info at my Brazil Travel Blog: http://www.braziltravelblog.com/2007/03/15/destination-paraty/