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Sao Goncalo Beach, Paraty
(4/5 based on 440 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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  • The beach of São Gonçalo is beautiful. Extensive, with calm waters and clean. Ideal for relaxing. Access by car or public transportation very easy. The bus or van to in front of the entrance of the beach. To access the Ribbon of sand you gotta cross one riozinho do to walk but also has a little boat. Don't have a lot of options to eat, but I saw a few stalls selling stuff. We found a shadow and took our breakfast. It was very nice. Recommend to visit this beach.
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  • Extensive Beach and with strong waves. As we were in the middle of the week, was deserted. It's worth walking the 3 km and take beautiful pictures!
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  • São gonçalo is a very extensive Beach, great for those who like to take a walk by the sea. Has good structure of kiosks.
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