Beaches, jungle and elegant colonial architecture
With its jutting peninsulas and secluded sandy beaches, Paraty is one of Brazil’s most spectacular places. The city is set against a backdrop of tangled, jungle-clad mountains, and an island-studded bay.
It’s located between the city behemoths of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. It has a cosmopolitan flavour that is enhanced by its many shops, galleries and restaurants. The colonial centre of Paraty is famous for its architecture and lack of traffic. The elegant cobblestone streets here are a delightful place to stroll. The town has a distinctly Portuguese feel – with colourful shutters, whitewashed buildings and latticed windows. During the summer, partygoers from Europe and Brazil flock here. They create a lively carnival atmosphere that’s further enhanced by the large population of artists, writers and chefs.
Just a few hours’ drive or boat ride away, you’ll find scores of stunning beaches and Parque Nacional da Serra da Bocaina. This is a luscious national park, that’s great for budding explorers.
Our tailor-made Paraty holidays are designed around you. Whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, we’ll ensure an unforgettable experience.