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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  • June 25, 2017
    Beach with calm waters, clear sand and good for a walk. The tranquility of the waves and the quiet surroundings invite for a bath. Is there any structure which is enough to pass the day.
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  • June 23, 2017
    The beach of Sao Goncalo is beautiful! This last time I went was deserted. The road to the beach are only 5 minutes walking. Had no structure for it (stalls, kiosks or something) so if you plan to go, get drinks etc.;. There are the boats to the beautiful islands next. Worth the ride. Clean water and Clara, but cold.
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  • June 19, 2017
    Great ride, tip is to arrive early, apoos eleven starts too muvucar, then the ferry starts taking and have traffic
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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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