Pao de Acucar Peak, Paraty

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Pao de Acucar Peak offers a panoramic view of the region from 500 meters (1,600 ft) above the Mamanguá tropical fjord, the only one of its kinds in Brazil. You can access this rare view of unspoiled jungle and curving Brazilian coastline by climbing a trail through lush Atlantic rainforest, home to a number of native plant and animal species. The trail is not very steep and is suitable for hikers of all ages and levels of fitness. You can reach the top in about 90 minutes, but take care to bring plenty of water, a light snack, and a good camera, of course. Guided hiking trips are available from local tour operators. Join in and combine this hike with a day of sea kayaking. Put Pao de Acucar Peak into our Paraty trip app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Paraty.
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  • Imposing Rocky massif, which I don't know need the height, which is facing the Saco do Mamanguá. Who had resistance to climb the trail that leads to the top, said that the view from the top is breathtaking.
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  • Climbing with moderate difficulty (1.5 Km and 500 m of ascent) the middle of the Atlantic forest. The peak, you have the ultimate vision to understand this magnificent Cove which is the Saco do Mamanguá. Has to go! Guide is not necessary.
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  • 2 difficulty trail. Need to catch a boat in Paraty-Mirim and head to the beach of the cruise, where the trail starts to walk. It's about 1 hour of uphill trail, with 500 meters of altitude. The view is worth it.
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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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