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Paraty

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World heritage site · Beaches · Hot Springs
Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year. Nestled among that memorable scenery, the town of around 36,000 people displays some of Brazil's best-preserved colonial architecture, whose colorful wooden doorframes enliven distinctive white facades. The cobbled streets of Paraty's old town remain in top shape, thanks in part to the decision to ban traffic from the historical center. Easy access to some of Brazil's best beaches adds another layer of appeal to the heritage-protected town. Add Paraty and other destinations in Brazil to your travel itinerary using our Brazil travel planning tool.
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports
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Duration: 4 hours
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Neighborhood
Centro Historico
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
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Beach
Praia do Cachadaco Trindade
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Speed Boats Tour
Speed Boats Tours
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Nature in Paraty

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Hot Spring
Piscina Natural da Caixa d'Aco Trindade
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Waterfall
Cachoeira do Toboga
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Water Body
Paraty Bay
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Cave
Pedra Que Engole Trindade
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Beach
Meio Beach Trindade
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Sono Beach
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Saco do Mamangua Beach
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Lula Beach
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Beaches in Paraty

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Jabaquara Beach
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Beach
Vermelha Beach
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Sao Goncalo Beach
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Praia Ilha do Pelado
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Side trips from Paraty

Scuba / Snorkeling
Aquamarina Mergulho Ilha Grande
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Aquarium
Projeto Tamar Ubatuba
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Duration: 2 hours
Beach
Domingas Dias Beach Ubatuba
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Itamambuca Beach Ubatuba
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Hidden gems in Paraty

Mountain
Pao de Acucar Peak
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Outdoor Activity
Cachoeira da Pedra Branca
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Beach
Sao Goncalinho Beach
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Duration: 4 hours
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Distillery
Alambique Engenho D'Ouro
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes

Where to stay in Paraty

If you want close proximity to raucous summer nightlife and some of the best things to see in Paraty, look no further than the historical center. There you can choose from any number of guesthouses, inns, and boutique hotels, which integrate seamlessly into the town's colonial architecture. If beach access is your primary concern, cross the canal and head a few minutes north, until you arrive at the coastal neighborhood of Jabaquara, where you'll find a range of cozy options. Farther from the center, the hillside neighborhood of Pantanal offers something a bit quieter among the trees.
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