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Paraty is a preserved Portuguese colonial and Brazilian Imperial municipality with a population of about 36,000. It is located on the Costa Verde, a lush green corridor that runs along the coastline of the state of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil.

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The Best Things to Do and Visit in Paraty


1 - Ilha Grande

   11 km away

Ilha Grande is an island located off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil. The island, which is part of the municipality of Angra dos Reis, remains largely undeveloped.

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2 - Trinity Beach Paraty

   15 km away
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3 - Kayaking Tours in Paraty

Kayak through the mangrove full of wildlife, which is not accessible by boat Visit tropical islands and deserted sandy beaches and avoid the crowds on boat tours. This is an active, fun tour for people who want to explore the bay of Paraty. No previous experience required, we provide safety and paddling instruction for sea kayaks.

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4 - Beach Of Fat

   45 km away
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5 - Angra dos Reis

   48 km away

Angra dos Reis is a Brazilian municipality located in the southern part of Rio de Janeiro state. Angra is located by the sea and includes in its territory many offshore islands, the largest being Ilha Grande.

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6 - Mountain Bike Tours in Paraty

The bike tour is through our city of Paraty taking you to know some of our city's sights and a little bit of our history. We will visit places like Morro do Forte, Historic Center, Fisherman's Wharf, all in good company cycling through Paraty!

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7 - Wildlife Watching in Paraty

Located in National Park "Serra da Bocaína" , this waterfall is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the region, located 25km from the entrance to Paraty. The trail that gives access is very technical, despite not being too steep or too long, it is approximately 3km, covered in 2 hours at a leisurely pace through the protected forest. We will can watch a lush flora and many birds, we will reach the first fall and at the site of our first bath, where we will have a splendid view of the magnitude of this waterfall. We will can contemplate, relax a little for the follow another 15 minutes of walking to the second fall, from where, in addition to bathing in crystal clear water, we have our lunch and rest for the return trip.

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8 - Culinary Tour in Paraty

The best (and tastiest!) way to explore the Rainforest near Paraty is with foraging expert, Jorge, who has unrivalled knowledge of the edible local fruits, flowers and plants. This is a fascinating and fun day out for anyone interested in wild food or just curious about the Rainforest!

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9 - Climbing in Paraty

We board a shared speedboat that will take us to the paradisiacal Praia do Cuzeiro in Saco do Mamanguá (40 min. trip). We'll do the 466 meter ascent trail from base to the peak of the fantastic Sugarloaf Mountain. We will have a walk of 1:15 am, the trail can result from a difficult level with some steep stretches. Arriving at Pico, we'll have time to relax contemplating the landscapes we'll stay there for around 40 minutes. The return trip is a 40-minute descent to Praia do Cruzeiro, where we can enjoy a nice swim and maybe buy a lunch in a typical and traditional caiçara restaurant (there are no electronic payment, cash only, go prepared) . After this stop, we will return by fastboat to the Paraty pier. **Important** Minimum age for this activity 14 years Minors must present a document signed by their responsibles

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Is it worth visiting the old colonial village Paraty? 

Paraty, is a small village with colonial facades.
The city is located in the south of the state of Rio de Janeiro, easily accessible by road.

The estimated population of Brazil in 2020 was 212.6 million inhabitants by the World Bank
As a comparison our destination of the day Paraty has a population of only 40,000 inhabitants.

Where is it located ?

Paraty is a charming  village in South America specifically in Brazil on the south of the state of Rio de Janeiro.
The old town has been classified as a world heritage site by UNESCO since 1966.
This village is located on the beautiful Costa Verde, halfway between Rio de Janeiro 260 kilometers and São paulo 290 kilometers.

A little bit of History :

Paraty was Founded in 1667, following the discovery of gold in the mountains of the state of Minas Gerais also named caminho do ouro .
The city of Paraty quickly grew rich, becoming the port from which the ships that transported the gold to Portugal left.

This colonial village is located in the bay of Ilha Grande. He will offer you  a variety of islands of green colors that contrast with the blue of the Atlantic Ocean. 
The mountains of the hinterland and the Serra da Bocaina National Park can reach 1200 to 1300 meters and reveal magnificent waterfalls.

They are called Cachoeiras by the Brazilians.
The most famous of these waterfalls are :

-Cachoeira da Pedra Branca
-Cachoeira do Tobogã
-Cachoeira de Sete Quedas 

What kind of weather?

Paraty is a real paradise on earth, full of activities and luxuriant nature, with a mild climate all year round.
It varies from 19 to 25 degrees celsius but can sometimes reach peaks of 40 degrees celsius.

This remains bearable thanks to frequent sea breezes.
The rainy season oscillates between December and March

A walk in the old city, no cars allowed 

The center kept his facades and buildings from the colonial era .
the streets are still paved with the original stones and the facades of the colonial houses will offer you a colorful show.

Your best pair of heels will not be strong enough to face the cobblestone maze of the historic city center.
So we recommend a good pair of sneakers to enjoy the show without any stress.

Paraty has been able to preserve many of its historic buildings. The architecture of the city has changed little in the last 250 years or more.

A walk in this historic center will transport you to the heart of a bohemian atmosphere.
Let yourself be invaded by the scent of coffee, browse the art galleries and small craft stores. Stop att the corner of a street stop for an improvised musical street show. 

Paraty is perfect for people who are looking for peace and quiet, to disconnect from the big cities and take their time.
Paraty is perfect for Slow tourism


Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Paraty

How long should you stay in Paraty?

minimum 48H on-site to enjoy all the facets of the city

The city is quite small and can be easily visited in half a day but you will need another half day to visit the hinterland and the Cachoeira and a full day of relaxation on a boat to visit all the surrounding islands 

Paraty has a tropical climate with a summer from December to March with hot and humid temperatures
the winter period which remains pleasant extends from June to September

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