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Sao Goncalo Beach, Paraty

(4.1/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web)
You always get an attractive landscape when a river meets the sea, and this beach is no exception, with Rio Gonçalo emerging from the dense vegetation and cutting through the sand as it makes its way to the ocean. To access the beach, you have to walk, swim, or take a kayak across this channel, depending on the tide. Once on Sao Goncalo Beach, you will find white sand, clear waters, palm trees, native foliage, and few people. The length of the beach makes for a nice stroll, where you can admire its untouched beauty. From the beach, take a boat tour to one of the three islands protecting the coastline from the ocean beyond. The most popular, Ilha do Pelado Grande, has four pristine beaches, clear waters to snorkel in, a shallow mineral water source, and two bars to keep you entertained. Plan to visit Sao Goncalo Beach during your Paraty vacation using our convenient Paraty tourist route planner.
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  • There is parking near the beach for 15 reais, to be quiet all day. A lot of nature and good for walking.
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  • We spent the day on this beach. It was a Monday and didn't have a lot of people, so it was sensational! The person leaves the car in "parking" on the side of the road, costs 15.00 the day, walk some 50 meters and is on the beach. The beach is clean, transparent and the water is very warm (maybe too hot to). Have Kayaks for place, stand ups and exits by boat to the island that lies just ahead. We ended up staying at the same beach. But they say the island tbm is beautiful. Worth spending a day there's bars for snacks and lunch with reasonable prices (simple seaside locations).
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  • Calm waters and warm. As the beach is great, you can choose between staying in the bars amid more people or go to tips and be more isolated.
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