Sono Beach, Paraty

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Flanked by a lush wall of rainforest and with golden sands that stretch as far as your eye can see, Sono Beach is a deserted paradise well removed from the bustle of Rio. You can reach it by boat or take a 50-minute trek from Vila do Oratório, encountering monkeys and toucans along the way. Emerging from the forest on to the beach, you will be blown away by its sublime beauty. The beach remains unspoiled with very little infrastructure, despite a small fishing community who have made it their home, but you will find a few kiosks whose owners will tell you stories of the island from times gone by. Casa da Empada, in particular, serves great sandwiches and cold beer, which you can enjoy under the shade of an almond tree while looking out over the translucent green-blue ocean. From the small church in the middle of the beach, you can take a 20-minute trail leading to natural pools and waterfalls, perfect for some scenic swimming. Put Sono Beach and other Paraty attractions into our Paraty online route planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Vila caiçara located 37 km from the historic center of Paraty, towards Santos by the BR 101. Access is by boat at a cost of Rs $25.00 per person or per track. We took the trail and back. The trail is light but there are points with a lot of rocks and mud, which require some physical preparation and attention. Are approximately 3 km into the forest to see the paradise! The sea is clean and transparent. There are a few simple restaurants on site but with conditions to meet the tourist. We had lunch a stew of delicious shrimp in Samburá, with a very good waiter service AX. Accept card. After all this we return by boat.
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  • I arrived in Orange and I was approached by a boy near a bakery. He asked if I wanted to go to the beach, said yes and he informed me that or I would pay $20, leave his car there and follow to the beach by boat (R$35 each direction) or I could go ahead with the car , stop in the parking lot (on the street-operated by locals) and walk on the trail. As I was with a friend who is quite lively and it was in the morning (I was with a cool climate), we found the challenge of going through the trail and plan to return by boat. Then, we follow and we got parking ($ 15), grab a hat, sunscreen and INSECT REPELLENT. We went up for a steep Street which is next to the parking lot and then just follow the signs. The path is pretty heavy, full of steep climbs, with a lot of mud (because it had rained in 3 days earlier) and have very leggy. We met with several people on the path, even if it's low season. So I saw no problem to go "alone". I felt very tired. We 1:15 almost non-stop between ascents, descents and deflection of mudflats. I got very sweaty and dead tired, but the view of the stone before the arrival the beach was rewarding. Worth every step we take to have that view. The beach is full of boatmen and locations (I believe the low season). The sea is quite busy and had even a few people getting some waves. All the time they arrive and leave boats out, so don't worry about the time (until the 6:00 pm). The beach is well prepared to receive tourists, full of bars and restaurants right on the sand, rustic. A charm. I really like it, it looks like a small-town village. At the end of the beach, has a freshwater pool that forms a river coming from the mountain, the water is fresh, but yellowish. The beach is very cute, but I didn't find it all that I had heard. We're back in the late afternoon. We ask the boatman and it took us right near the edge of the beach, so we can better observe the nature that we couldn't see on the trail of another point of view. He even took us on a point between two walls of rocks called "Devil's throat" where water enters and beats there, very cute and creepy. Crystal clear water. Then we went to the wharf where Citrus condo we got off the boat and took the van (free of charge) to the parking lot near the bakery that I cited at the beginning. From there we walked over to the other parking lot (about 10 min). I found the ride good, but very tiring. Certainly the high point was the view of the stone at the end of the trail. I don't know if I'd come back. For now, no. I'm still with the bites on the legs of black flies ... kkkkkk
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  • The track is average, the view before descending the stone entrance to the beach is wonderful ... but only after you sit there and stay, even sleep cuz it's all very quiet. The sea was calm, as I can't swim, I didn't risk. There's plenty of NAMI, so repellent is in the master level.
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  • Beautiful beach, amazing views when swimming in the water. Took us about 50min to walk there, it's definitely worth the effort. Even on a Sunday it wasn't crowded.
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  • One of the best beaches in the region. Has access by trail or by boat. The track lasts some 3 hours (apace) is beautiful and has a medium difficulty level. Though a little long is well marked and not lose, can go without a guide. For those who do not want to walk that far, it's worth going to track and return by boat. The beach has good structure of restaurants and the price is right. Anyone who wants to to stay longer, there are option to rent homes or camping.
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  • Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! The access can be done by trail or boat, we went for the trail and it was great! The forest is closed and very hot, wear light clothes, slippers owner but it is advisable to go to tennis, because it has many rocks and there may be bugs. The track is clean and easy to follow, we are beginners and take about 50 minutes of. I want to go back to camp! IMPORTANT: When you leave, remember their garbage. It is absurd the amount of luxury, bottles, styrofoam, shame we found the trail. Let's be more aware!
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