Pao de Acucar Peak, Paraty

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Mountain Hiking Trail
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. Make Pao de Acucar Peak a part of your Paraty vacation plans using our Paraty trip itinerary planner.
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  • We went with our 5 year old son, and I admit that the rise was quite a challenge, but we did it and the reward was great. A vista magnifica, breathtaking even. Drove to Paraty Mirim, where we took a boat to the Saco do Mamanguá. The round-trip cost to R. Tips: Bring water, and if it's with children take a snack too, go to tennis (the soil is clay and ends up slipping), if it does not go, the place is to appreciate with a beautiful Sun, avoid going too if it is very windy (we were told that wind is very dangerous up there). Despite the effort is worth it.
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  • Very disappointed in not being able to make this climb. After reading the reviews I went on party mirim Beach to take a small boat to beach Mamanguá, poit of departure for hiking. Unfortunately, I couldn't find anyone who shared the boat and the smugglers asked minimum 100 R$ to make the round trip... and on top of that they were almost aggressive! Result I stayed on the beach... If you do go alone, anticipated by finding another person in advance or made otherwise, but this solution is not ideal.
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  • In Paraty, every day a wonderful discovery ... Beautiful! Amazing place! The first trial of trail, but is very worthwhile! Not to be missed!
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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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