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A gorgeous little town, the center 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 recognized national monument.

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

Exploring Paraty

Paraty, BrazilIn your free time you will be able to pass time in the many cafés, 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 offshore 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 itinerary featuring Paraty

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.

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    Written by our specialists from their own experiences of visiting Paraty, these guides will help you make the most of your time there. We share both our practical recommendations and the best ways to appreciate Paraty at its best.

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    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.