About a 40 minute bus ride from Parati, Trinidad has four very nice beaches. Its a relaxing place to drink your Caipirinha.
In the edge of the old town, there is the cultural center that showcases South American Indian history.
Closest to the town or Paraty one can find the Pontal Beach. It is a small sandy beach that also offers a number of beach cafes and bars. Here one can relax and yet be close to the colonial town.
Close to the Bay of Paraty one can find the Church St. Dores. Built by the merciful ladies in 1800 it is dedicated to the saint of passion. It consists of some marvelous internal balconies.
Located adjacent to the Santa Rita Plaza right next to the church of the same name it used to be the jail of Parati until 1880. Today it houses the "Fabio Vallaboim" Public Library.
Used as a public school until the end of the last century it is the home of the Cultural House today, where expositions and other events are held.
After a long day, go to the Pontal beach and ask for a frozen coconut at the SUI GENERIS kiosk appreciating the setting of the sun.
There you can see old house of the colonial period walking in the cobblestone streets of his 30 blocks.
Try the Cleopatra Rosa, a friendly trawlboat, with Marco Aurelio and sail by the Paraty Bay and enjoy the wonderful islands and beaches.
In the centre of the old town is a shop selling only the national spirit: Cachaca. This drink is a rum made from Sugarcane and is the basis for the national drink Caipirinha.
Praia do Meio - middle beach - is great for swimming. Have your lunch here at one of the seaside restaurants. You can hire boats from here to take you to the natural pool nearby.
A beautiful city close to Rio,where silence and peace are the main atraction.
I love to go to Paraty in the weekends,it's the only place where I can finish a book!