The 10 Best Things to Do in Paraty, Brazil

December 10, 2017 Elouise Mccaul

Named for a local swamp fish, Paraty sits on Brazil's southeastern coast, 125 miles south of Rio, with the Bocaino Mountains at its back. The small colonial town's center is a national historic monument with well-preserved buildings on its pedestrian-only streets. Take a boat trip out into the bay to the flotillas of islands and coves nearby. Explore sugarcane plantations and hike or take a train through Atlantica Forest. Keep an eye out for the monkeys that roam the cobblestone streets.
Restaurants in Paraty

1. Praca da Matriz

Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 024-99925-5286
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

Praca da Matriz

Reviewed By Mikiduta - Bucharest, Romania

Paraty was built by Portuguese to transport the gold from Minas Gerais to Rio. Its colonial buildings and cobblestone streets made from this tiny town a great touristic site. One weekend will be enough to roam around the city and to visit the nearby Beaches of Trindade.

2. Saco do Mamangua Beach

Estrada Parati Mirim Pedreira, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970-000, Brazil
Excellent
83%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 628 reviews

Saco do Mamangua Beach

Reviewed By 777Jitka - Prague, Czech Republic

I spent few days in this area with my friend on the boat. Nice, clean and warm Atlantic ocean, jungle, Mountains .. and no people everywhere. Beutiful experience and perfect nature close to Rio de Janeiro.

3. Lula Beach

Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 985 reviews

Lula Beach

Reviewed By locosfc - sydney

The beach is nice, the water is warm and you feel like you could be anywhere in the Caribbean and as far away as you can from the hustle and bustle of the big cities of Sao Paulo and Rio. I must say that the day I went, the water was not clean or clear. I don't know if this is the norm but you could see a bit of rubbish and dirt, so although I would recommend this when in Paraty or surrounds, don't expect crystal clear waters full of fish like the Great Barrier of Reef or the pacific Islands.

4. Pao de Acucar Peak

Saco do Mamangua, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 25468400
Excellent
81%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 130 reviews

Pao de Acucar Peak

Reviewed By biddingpoints - Winterthur

The pão de acucar is reachable in two ways. Either by boat from Paraty itself (depending on the boat between 25 minutes and 2 hours) or from Paraty Mirim (45 minutes by bus from Paraty bus station). The hike is around 50-60 minutes and well worth the effort. Amazing views over the whole bay of Paraty up to Ilha Grande.

5. Antigos e Antiguinhos Beach

Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Excellent
80%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 114 reviews

Antigos e Antiguinhos Beach

Reviewed By Jonathan S - Atlanta, Georgia

From the end of Sono beach you have to scamper up a pretty steep cliff to reach this beach. However, once you're at the top the rest of the way is pretty easy and the entire hike from Sono beach takes only about 25 minutes. The beach is completely isolated with no buildings; just you, some rocks, tropical trees, whatever wildlife is around and sugar-soft sand.
My wife and I went in August 2014 (their low season) and were the only ones there; later joined by 3 chill hippies. Pretty much the peaceful tropical good time place you'll think of when you're stressed at work and need a calm memory.

6. Paraty Bay

Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 24-9-9932-0699
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Paraty Bay

Reviewed By Marco Antonio S

Aloha, Trippers!
The Baía de Paraty (Bay of Paraty) I believe is the most beautiful in the city. But the water is very cold, even in the heat. With gentle water and few waves, it is an ideal place to bathe with children and play a lot.
I recommend.
Enjoy!
Aloha!

7. Sono Beach

Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Sono Beach

Reviewed By macaroanna - Coventry, United Kingdom

The beach is absolutely charming but getting there is not particularly easy. One needs to choose between a boat ride, which isnt very expensive or a good 3 km hike.
The beach is beautiful but the waves are giant so unless you love Surfing it's not really your place.

8. Ilha do Pelado Beach

Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Excellent
69%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 491 reviews

Ilha do Pelado Beach

Reviewed By nicknack32 - London, United Kingdom

This island is accessible by boats from the main roads out of Paraty. The island has just been sold to a private individual so will not be available for visitors for long. Incredible warm sea off th coast of this island, we were joined by an Argentinian family from their yacht and a few other people eat and drank from the lady who had been Lviving on the island for the last 20 years. Sadly, she will go when the island is completely vacated too.

9. Brava or Joatinga Beach

Entre as pontas de Trindade e Joatinga, Trindade, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Excellent
68%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 325 reviews

Brava or Joatinga Beach

Reviewed By Daniel C

Beautiful place, warm and clean waters. I recommend arriving before 10 am to avoid the traffic, since the access road is narrow, steep and full of curves.

10. Vermelha Beach

Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Excellent
61%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 794 reviews

Vermelha Beach

Reviewed By Innspector - London, United Kingdom

I came here on a boat trip and swam to the shore. I didn't stay here long but it was beautiful. There is a cafe at the end of the beach with tables and chairs but I didn't buy anything there as I was on a boat trip.

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