COMM0011 – blog 4 -A hidden gem around Rio

In the middle of protruding peninsulas and secluded beaches lies one of the most charming and exquisitely preserved historical gems of Brazil. Paraty has been a National Historic Site since 1966 and is not only remarkable for its historical architecture and colonial houses, but also because it has it all:  spectacular clear-water beaches, waterfalls, great restaurants, history, many activities, an abundance of islands in the bay, a rainforest and a range of hills that provides the fascinating backdrop.


The town gets even more interesting with the presence of vacationers and travelers from all over the world, as well as, artists, writers and chefs, both Brazilian and foreign. Paraty hosts annually an international literature festival that gathers some of the best national writers and guest international authors.




Nossa Senhora dos Remédios Church




Several pristine beaches are within minutes driving from Paraty by boat or bus, while inland, there are parks like the Parque Nacional da Serra da Bocaina which provides protection for a remainder rainforest.  You can’t miss the boat tour around Paraty and a visit to Trindade!

Trindade is a village located 30km from Paraty. If you want to relax and get away from big cities, this is the place to be. It has some of the best and most beautiful beaches in Brazil, and is also surrounded by the rainforest. A hidden gem!!!






And if you are wondering about where to eat in Paraty, I highly recommend Galeria do Engenho restaurant.They offer many tasty local dishes and it was so good we went there for dinner 4 times during our stay. It is a simply decorated restaurant with a friendly atmosphere that is fostered by its excellent staff. It gets really busy, but the quality and value are worth the wait.

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