In the middle of protruding peninsulas and secluded beaches, lies one of the most charming and exquisitely preserved historical gems of Brazil. Paraty has been a National Historic Site since 1966 and is not only remarkable for its historical architecture, but also because it has it all: spectacular beaches, history, an abundance of islands in the bay, a rainforest and a range of hills that provides the fascinating backdrop.
The town gets even more interesting with the presence of vacationers from all over the world, as well as, artists, writers and chefs, both Brazilian and foreign.
Several pristine beaches are within minutes driving from Paraty by boat or bus, while inland, there are parks like the Parque Nacional da Serra da Bocaina which provides protection for a remainder rainforest. You can’t miss the boat tour around Paraty and the visit to Trindade!
Trindade is a village located 30km from Paraty. It has some of the best and most beautiful beaches in Brazil, and is also surrounded by the rainforest. A hidden gem!!!
And if you are wondering about where to eat in Paraty, we highly recommend Galeria do Engenho restaurant. It was so good it was the only restaurant we visited 4 times during our stay. It is a simply decorated restaurant that gets busy but the quality and value are worth the wait.
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