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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  • The trail to get is not very difficult, but we got a day after 5 days of rain, so was sooo mud, which made it difficult, also the question of the day after new year's Eve. In high season it's a little crowded with tents, but the beach eh linda! Worth the effort to get
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  • The beach is a refuge of nature which, unfortunately, has had much impact of tourists. The fishing village has another pace, a slow pace of peace and quiet. In times of festivals is jam-packed with people, but the place is still awesome ... A quiet vibe that only in a few places. Accessible only by boat or trail, the beach is a paradise of much beauty, not only the beach itself, but also with waterfalls.
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  • The place is paradise on Earth, but traders should have come from hell. Not the faintest question to please tourists. Who is visiting, if possible bring their own food and drink.
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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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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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