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A gorgeous little town, the centre of which has remained virtually unchanged since its heyday as a port for the gold passing through from the mines of Minas Gerais, Paraty today is a UNESCO recognised national monument.

Traffic is banned from its central narrow cobbled streets, making a walking tour a pleasant experience.

Exploring Paraty

Paraty, Brazil
In your free time you will be able to pass time in the many cafes, restaurants and art galleries that are now in the colonial buildings. The town is known for its delicious local cuisine, and is also one of the principal 'cachaça' (sugar cane spirit) distilling areas of Brazil, so do make sure you try some!

Paraty is surrounded by rugged beaches and many off-shore islands which can be reached by boat. Inland from the coast are many plantations, meaning that the town can be an ideal base for a couple of days of exploring by foot, boat or bicycle.

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Suggested Paraty itinerary

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Paraty, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Paraty

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    Places near Paraty

    Photos of Paraty

    Accommodation choices for Paraty

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Paraty. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Casa Turquesa, Paraty

      Casa Turquesa

      First Class

      Casa Turquesa is a modern hotel that manages to retain some of its 18th century colonial charm. The rooms are crisp and refreshing and all a very good size - an excellent choice if you're looking for a little extra luxury during your stay in Paraty.

    • Pousada Literaria, Paraty

      Pousada Literaria

      First Class

      Pousada Literaria is ideally located in Paraty's old part of town. Built in a colonial building it retains a colonial feel, yet has large, airy rooms, decorated in a more modern style.

    • Pousada Picinguaba

      Pousada Picinguaba

      Medium

      Pousada Picinguaba is the perfect hideaway destination. Located in a sleepy fishing village just south of Paraty, it is surrounded by stunning beaches and verdant rainforest.

    • Pousada do Ouro, Paraty

      Pousada do Ouro

      Medium

      A traditional yet characterful pousada of 27 rooms, ideally located in Paraty just a few minutes from the beach.

    • Casa Cairucu

      Casa Cairucu

      Medium

      This very personal house has all the touches you would want for a relaxing stay.