Saco da Velha Cave, Paraty

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A small but stately cave adjacent to a beautiful beach, and reachable only by boat, Saco da Velha Cave offers visitors something a bit different to the norm. Kick off your sandals and paddle into the cave’s grotto-like interior, where you can explore beneath the rocks or snorkel among the local marine life. When you’re done spelunking, lie back and take in the scenery on the nearby Saco da Velha beach. Put Saco da Velha Cave and other Paraty attractions into our Paraty tour itinerary builder site , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The tide was high, so we got in. Is very pretty, the stones are slippery, but no big deal. It's worth it. The beach is also beautiful!
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  • Start saying that only saw the cave of the boat, because I arrived at high tide (14:00). Soon, the best time to visit is in the morning. Still, it's pretty much all there, including the beach, that besides being paradise, there's a restaurant right next door. Therefore, you can arrive in the morning, visit the cave, take a shower, eat lunch and stay only in water bath.
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  • We went to the old bag by speedboat. The tide was favourable and our guide recommended that we weren't up to the cave because it was a bit dangerous at high tide. I was stubborn and I took a chance anyway. Worth, the cave is very beautiful. Unfortunately I crashed at the exit and got hurt in one of the stones because of strong waves. If your guide tell you not to go, don't go.
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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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