The city of Paraty (or Parati) is one of the most beautiful that you can find in Brazil and it also has spectacular beaches that will make your vacation an unforgettable trip. It is about three hours away by car from Rio de Janeiro , about 300 kilometers. It is located between a mountain range and a bay, in a unique enclave that has a totally green and calm sea.
It is a 17th century colonial-style city and its inhabitants are very cordial and friendly to tourists. In its streets you can see its past, where buildings made of rocks still survive and that its architectural heritage was the point of origin in the development of the region. If you are going to travel to Paraty, you should know that almost all tourists visit it to admire its old buildings and houses and to visit one of the last reserves of the Atlantic Rainforest that still remain intact and that are located in the Bocaina mountain range. Its churches are also very famous, which still survive from the colonial era.
But it is clear that if you travel to Brazil, you do it, mainly, for its beaches , which, how could it be otherwise, in Paraty are also spectacular, as well as numerous. You have no less than 40 beaches to choose from, some with fine sand, others coarser, some with very calm waters and others a little more murky. Whatever beach you like, on the beaches of Paraty you will find many to enjoy your holidays.
Playa do Pontal is the beach that is in the center of the city, surrounded by bars and there you can taste delicious seafood or fish and take a ride on a sailboat, an authentic beach pass. Cachadaço Beach is to the east of the city and is a spectacular natural pool formed by large volcanic stones where you can also swim with a multitude of colorful fish. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in Paraty.