Parati Things to Do

  • Anchoring by a beach near Paraty.
    Anchoring by a beach near Paraty.
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    Getting ready to go to the beach.
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  • Local marine life in Paraty.
    Local marine life in Paraty.
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    Parati Mirim

    by solopes Updated Nov 25, 2014

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    Maybe I should place this tip in the "Out of the beaten path" group, because this is a difficult to access beach, that even surprised our Brazilian driver, who asked me how did I know about its existence. Well... readings, I said.

    (A well prepared trip has this advantages)

    It is a very beautiful isolated beach, with the extra and unexpected attraction - to cross an Indian reserve to get there. But that deserves another tip.

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    Old Town

    by solopes Updated Nov 25, 2014

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    If you are not a Portuguese, and never visited Obidos, for instance, you will not understand the feelings and sensations of walking those cobblestone streets, lined with those familiar houses, in a present full of past, there understanding the real meaning of "Pais irmão" (Brother Country).

    This is a feeling only available to Portuguese, but the beauty and authenticity will hurt you the same.

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    Beaches

    by solopes Updated Nov 25, 2014

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    The local beach is not very appealing, but, by car or by boat, all around Parati there are lots of secluded or wider beaches, inviting you to swim.

    Angra dos Reis is famous for those beaches, maybe because it is closer to Rio de Janeiro, but Parati has nothing to loose in comparison.

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    Pereque

    by elsadran Updated Oct 10, 2014

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    Pereque is 40 minutes by bus from Paraty. The town itself is not inspiring but it is a very convenient place to stay if everything is booked in Paraty or it is too expensive for your budget. Usually prices go high up in Paraty during high season. You can go to Paraty by bus and return on the same day. The town is surrounded by green mountains and a river is flowing nearby but the most important are the people who are extremely friendly and talkative. I stayed in an ugly pousada , Pousada Familiar, but really friendly and warm. I paid 25R for a very comfortable room with TV and private bathroom and a simple breakfast. The wonderful beach at Vila Resendential de Mambucaba is a treasure and good for surfing. A bus will take you there in 5 minutes or you can walk. There is also another excellent beach nearby, Praia Brava. The food in Pereque is excellent and cheap. Almost all restaurants have buffets in the morning with delicious homemade recipies that will cost you no more than 10R. Delicious sweets are sold in the restaurant Serra e Mar!!!

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    Walking in the streets...

    by elsadran Updated Oct 10, 2014

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    Paraty is considered as one of the towns having the most harmonious 18th century colonial architecture in Brazil. Some of the houses have preserved its architectural style for more than 250 years. The typical arched windows and doors, the ornate lamps on the street corners, the swirling railings, the influence of the freemason-as geometrical signs, and the simplicity of the lines and painted parts are really impressive. The cobblestone streets complete the beauty of the picture!

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    Things to do in Paraty

    by elsadran Updated Oct 10, 2014

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    *You can have nice boat trips to fine beaches of the bay or on the islands.
    *You can hike in the verdant surroundings to see beautiful waterfalls, and the rich flora and fauna of the pretected areas of Paraty.
    *You can walk on the old Gold Trail which Indiands Guaiana used for hundreds of years.
    *You can walk or take a carriage in the romantic cobblestone streets of the historical center admiring the
    well-preserved colonial architecture and visiting historical monuments.
    *You can go to Trindade and maybe stay there for a few days.
    *You can go scuba diving or snorkeling, horseback riding or biking.
    *You can attend the puppet theater .
    *You can rent a boat for a private trip of your taste.
    *You can also visit a "fazenda" to discover the secrets of producing coffee or cachaca.
    *You can have a jeep tour to the remote beaches , waterfalls, mountains and islands. A jeep trip is an excellent way to discover the magic and wild side of Paraty.
    (5524 3371-8606/9951-5861 www.jeeptours.com.br or ask at the other tour agencies.)

    take a carriage Trindade Ilha Comprida Praia Vermelha
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    Boat trip with Speedboat Palombeta

    by DaviT11 Written Mar 23, 2014

    Since the first contact Davi was fenomenal, sending as much information as possible. Picked us up at the Pousada and we left for an amazing day out in the sea. He gave us the best tips of the area, took us to great beaches (no "escunas" full of people around), making us feel very special. He was all the time looking after my friends from England, making sure that they had sunscreen on, and were protected from the sun. He speaks perfect English, making my friends very happy, comfortable, and allowed them to learn about the area directly from Davi, without me having to translate. He took us to an amazing restaurant for lunch. He didn't rush us at any time and we had the great surprise of seeing dolphins at the end of our day. I am sure that you will not only have a great time, but also learn a lot with Davi.
    Contact: www.palombeta.com
    Or +55 24 9 99757859

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    Sailing

    by solopes Updated Dec 26, 2013

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    A boat in Angra dos Reis bay is the key to paradise.

    However, starting from Parati is travelling between paradises. What do you want more? It's easy to get prices and scheduling for boat rides in location. Do reserve a full day for it. Or many!

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    Jungle

    by solopes Updated Dec 26, 2013

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    Parati is mainly a marvelous old Portuguese settlement by a sea dotted with islands. However, if you look inland, the wonders are also there, with the luxuriant jungle bordering the old ways used to bring gold from Minas Gerais to the coast.

    In most places is hard to disguise the limits between nature and plantation.

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  • A day on the farm

    by Carpo Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The Fazenda Murycana outside Paraty is a very nice place to visit for the day if you want to do something a bit different. It is a very old partially reconstructed farm at the start of the gold trail. The fazenda has its own distillery with free samples, a restaraunt selling traditional meals, a treetop rope walk and horse rides to nearby waterfalls.

    Waterfalls at Murycana Nice place to cool off. Restaraunt area at the fazenda.
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    Historical Trekking - The Gold Trail

    by apaula Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    10 km from paraty, there is a trail build by the indians in 1767 to transport the gold found in Minas Gerais to Paraty.
    This is a guided trekking available from wed to sunday. People meet at "Teatro Espa?o" - downtown Paraty and go in a small van until the trail. From there, it's 12 km up.
    It requires a bit of phisical effort but some things make it worthwhile:
    1) A "frigo-burro"- sort of a horse carrying sodas and water
    2) The breathtaking scenary
    3) the farm where you will have lunch. Wonderful home made brazilian food
    4) the waterfall on the way.

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    Strolling the Streets of Historic Centre

    by mircaskirca Updated Apr 12, 2010

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    The first and most famous attraction in Paraty is the Centro Historico, a historical monument with its architecture from Brazil's colonial period. Today the centre is well-preserved tourist area, filled with good restaurants, bars, shops with local handicrafts, galleries and churches. It is usually full of street vendors, artists and performing groups. The main praça (square) features the town's principal church and many sidewalk cafes.

    Paraty is a perfect place simply to wander around without any particular plan. Each turn of the corner brings another picturesque view. You can walk the cobblestone streets of Paraty hours and hours admiring the details of all those colourful and centuries-old buildings. It will certainly give you the greatest enjoyment :)

    Be sure to wear good walking shoes as the stone streets are sometimes not so easy to navigate.

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    Take a jeep tour.

    by cachaseiro Written Jul 2, 2009

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    A jeep tour from Paraty is a very interesting way to pass the day.
    They mostly take you up to the atlantic rain forest which is located just outside paraty and they also tend to stop at a cahcaca destillery where you can have free tastings.
    Many of the trips also stop at some very scenic waterfall up in the jungle where you can swim.
    All in all it´s a very pleasant and interesting way to spend a day.

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    The old town.

    by cachaseiro Written Jul 2, 2009

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    The old town of Paraty is one of the best kept colonial towns in brazil and it´s car free which gives it a good feel.
    It´s all cobble stone and colonial houses in bright colors and it´s pure joy walking through there even if it is a bit touristy at times.

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    take a boat trip.

    by cachaseiro Written Jul 2, 2009

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    Paraty has a fantastic coastline surrounded by islands and beaches and down by the pier you have dozens of boats leaving every day on daytrip excursions.
    Some of them do grand tours of the area and some just take you out to a little island.
    You can inquire and buy the trips right by the pier so you should have no problems there whatsoever.

    Anchoring by a beach near Paraty. Getting ready to go to the beach. Local marine life in Paraty. Photo of our boat taken from the beach. Happy people swimming.
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