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Paraty

Travel Guide
Meio Beach showing rugged coastline, a beach and general coastal views

Learn about local history and traditions in the museums and churches of the old town and travel to Trindade for its stunning beaches.

With a gem of a historic center and easy access to an array of wonderful beaches, Paraty is an idyllic and serene destination far from the glitz and carnival atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro. Boutique hotels and hostels stand beside museums and churches on the quaint cobbled alleys of this historic fishing port. Stroll through the romantic Paraty Historic Center at dusk, when live music starts to play from the bars.

Enter the Paraty House of Culture to see fascinating exhibits that shed light on the art and culture of the area. Find out about events and activities taking place here. Relax in the tranquil park on the Bandeira Square, which overlooks the stunning Carioca Bay. Walk out on the adjacent wooden planks of the Paraty Wharf, which is lined with colorful boats whose operators offer exploration and scuba tours of the nearby islands and beaches.

Consider the colonial past of this pretty town as you admire the whitewashed façades and colorful window frames of its buildings. Examine the intricate floor tiles of the Church of Our Lady of the Remedies and look up at the lopsided one-towered frontage of the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows.

Make the most of the hot, sunny weather in Paraty with a trip to the nearby hub of beaches, Trindade, which is around 30 to 40 minutes away by car. Dine on seafood at one of the food shacks on Ranchos Beach and swim out to the rock formations of the stunning Meio Beach. Other highlights of the area include Trindade Island, Cachadaço Beach and Cepilho Beach.

Paraty is in the state of Rio de Janeiro in southeastern Brazil. Fly to either São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport or Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport, which are each roughly a 4-hour drive from Paraty. Get around the cobbled historic center on foot and take a bus to the beach area of Trindade. Paraty offers a slice of sandy paradise with its beach havens while its historic center will give you a glimpse into the past.

Pousada Estrela de Paraty
Pousada Estrela de Paraty
2.5 out of 5
Av. Roberto da Silveira, 751, Centro, Paraty, RJ
The price is NZ$37 per night from 29 Jul. to 29 Jul.
This family-friendly Paraty hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Nossa Senhora das Dores Church and Paraty Beach. Jabaquara ...
3.8/5Good! (116 reviews)
"Not comfortable room Not best bed and hard ti take good shower"

Reviewed on 6 Dec. 2020

Pousada Estrela de Paraty
Pousada Apple House Paraty
Pousada Apple House Paraty
3.5 out of 5
Rua Joaquim Gama, S/N, Ponte Branca, Paraty
The price is NZ$107 per night from 29 Jul. to 29 Jul.
Situated in Paraty, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Mini Estrada Real Museum and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Serra da Bocaina National Park. Paraty Beach and Jabaquara ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (192 reviews)
"- firstly the staff were an absolute credit to the hotel. From reception staff, to barmen to breakfast staff. All were brilliant and couldn't do enough to make us feel welcome. In particular the lovely 2 english speaking ladies who managed the front desk. Plus the man who made the caipirinhas (freddie, ..."

Reviewed on 5 Jan. 2020

Pousada Apple House Paraty
Imperatriz Paraty Hotel
Imperatriz Paraty Hotel
3 out of 5
Estrada do Jabaquara, 731 - Caboré, Paraty, RJ
The price is NZ$62 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
Located in Cabore, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pontal Beach and Jabaquara Beach. Paraty Beach is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) away.
4/5Very Good! (80 reviews)
"The room is massive, clean and the bed was fairly comfortable. The staff are really nice and patient as we didn't speak Portuguese. The room got a few bugs in though because of the gaps around the doors (we put something under the door to stop bugs coming in. The pool is really nice, breakfast is ..."

Reviewed on 13 Jan. 2020

Imperatriz Paraty Hotel
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