Paraty is a historic and colonial city that is just 149 miles from Rio de Janeiro. Considered as a National Historic Landmark and known for its natural and architectural beauty, Paraty is the perfect destination for those who look forward to learning more about Brazil’s history and also appreciate incredible landscapes.
Where to Stay?
The Pousada Literária combines culture and sophistication, occupying a restored colonial house in the heart of the Historic Center of Paraty. It brings together the city’s cultural tradition in a relaxing and sophisticated environment, surrounded by the sea and the Atlantic Forest.
Casa Mar is a guesthouse located on a fishing village, just a few minutes from the Historic Center of Paraty and Prainha, as well as other tourist spots, such as Nossa Senhora de Rosário Church and Casa de Cultura de Paraty.
The Casa Turquesa combine the typical charm of the period of architecture with all the comforts of contemporary hospitality. It’s a mansion that recreates the facade of a historic 18th century townhouse in the most peaceful part of the Historic Center of the city.
What to Do?
The waterfalls located in Paraty are indispensable tourist points. Starting at the Usina and Pedra Branca waterfalls, just to chill, and then, take a beautiful boat trip through Cedro’s and Pelado’s island, and also through the Saco do Mamanguá’s tropical fiord.
For urban lovers, the Praç de Matriz and the streets in the center gather small shops selling everything, from handcrafted products to drinks with international awards. The C.A.N.O.A Arte Indígena is a mandatory spot.
Nothing better than spending the day relaxing at Sono’s and Trindade’s beaches, and then starting the night at the bars and restaurants of the Historic Center.
In addition, checking the agenda of cultural events of the city is essential, just to participate in events such as the Bourbon Festival and the Literary Festival of Paraty.
Where to Eat?
For over 25 years located in the Historic Center of Paraty, Banana da Terra restaurant combines tradition and contemporaneity. Located in the sea, the place offers countless varieties of seafood, one of the favorites of Brazilian’s cuisine.
A restaurant where spices are planted and harvested at the garden’s place. This is Thai Brasil, which combines exorbitant Thai cuisine with the spices of Brazilian cuisine as well.
For bohemian lovers, enjoying the night chatting and drinking at the bars around the Praça da Matriz is the best option.