Located about 250 kilometers from Rio de Janeiro city, one can find the charming town of Paraty along the Brazilian coast. Situated on the Bay of Ilha Grande, Paraty is surrounded by mountains, nature reserves, rainforests, and some of the most beautiful beaches in Rio de Janeiro state. An export trail for gold in the 19th century, the town of Paraty combines breathtaking landscapes with colonial architecture to make a quaint yet paradisiacal area that attracts many different tourists from all over the world.
Paraty was founded in 1660 by the Portuguese and preserves its colonial heritage with churches, museums, shops, an old fort, and a jail to make you feel as if you are back in time. The architecture located in the Historic Center of the town gives a nostalgic feel as you walk down the cobblestone roads and take in the unique historic sites and landmarks. Not far from the historic center, the change of scenery transforms to islands, beaches, waterfalls, and lush mountains, for a more leisurely vibe.
Paraty also possesses a wide range of activities for guests and visitors. Hiking, biking, kayaking, boat trips and relaxing on the beach are just a few of the more anticipated activities the area has to offer. The bars, restaurants, shops, and boutiques accompany this colonial gem along with some of most delicious cuisine in Brazil.