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Sao Goncalo Beach, Paraty

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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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Where to stay in Paraty

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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  • Warm and calm water, lots of parking areas available (average R$10,00 per car) next to the sand, an option to take a boat ride to the island in front of the beach like "Ilha do Pelado" for instance, n...  more »
  • About a 15 minute drive from Paraty. A minute village, can park for free, don't let the entrepreunerial guy steer you into his paid parking. Walk across a little pool of water and then beyond handful ...  more »
  • This was the first beach I went to in Paraty. The beach takes about 30 minutes by car to arrive at. It is really beautiful!! Ignore what the people said about having to take a boat to the beach. If yo...  more »