Paraty

Travel Guide
Meio Beach featuring a sandy beach, rocky coastline and general coastal views

Learn about local history and traditions in the museums and churches of the old town and travel to Trindade for its stunning beaches.

With a gem of a historic center and easy access to an array of wonderful beaches, Paraty is an idyllic and serene destination far from the glitz and carnival atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro. Boutique hotels and hostels stand beside museums and churches on the quaint cobbled alleys of this historic fishing port. Stroll through the romantic Paraty Historic Center at dusk, when live music starts to play from the bars.

Enter the Paraty House of Culture to see fascinating exhibits that shed light on the art and culture of the area. Find out about events and activities taking place here. Relax in the tranquil park on the Bandeira Square, which overlooks the stunning Carioca Bay. Walk out on the adjacent wooden planks of the Paraty Wharf, which is lined with colorful boats whose operators offer exploration and scuba tours of the nearby islands and beaches.

Consider the colonial past of this pretty town as you admire the whitewashed façades and colorful window frames of its buildings. Examine the intricate floor tiles of the Church of Our Lady of the Remedies and look up at the lopsided one-towered frontage of the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows.

Make the most of the hot, sunny weather in Paraty with a trip to the nearby hub of beaches, Trindade, which is around 30 to 40 minutes away by car. Dine on seafood at one of the food shacks on Ranchos Beach and swim out to the rock formations of the stunning Meio Beach. Other highlights of the area include Trindade Island, Cachadaço Beach and Cepilho Beach.

Paraty is in the state of Rio de Janeiro in southeastern Brazil. Fly to either São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport or Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport, which are each roughly a 4-hour drive from Paraty. Get around the cobbled historic center on foot and take a bus to the beach area of Trindade. Paraty offers a slice of sandy paradise with its beach havens while its historic center will give you a glimpse into the past.

Where to stay in Paraty

Pousada Vila do Porto
Pousada Vila do Porto
3 out of 5
Rua do Pontal, 60, Pontal, Paraty, RJ
The price is £37 per night from 7 Dec to 7 Dec
Located in Pontal, this pousada is within a 5-minute walk of Church of Our Lady of the Remedies, Matriz Square and Pontal Beach. Our Lady of the Rosary and Saint ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (116 reviews)
"This a beautiful and historic pousada right next to the historic center of town. This is not a super modern building or place so things are a little bit basic which makes it so charming. The staff there were super friendly and helpful. We loved our stay there!"

Reviewed on 23 Dec 2020

Pousada Vila do Porto
Pousada Literária
Pousada Literária
4 out of 5
Rua Ten Francisco Antonio, 362, Centro, Paraty, RJ
The price is £172 per night from 1 Dec to 1 Dec
Located in Historic Center, this romantic pousada is steps away from Chapel of Saint Rita, Our Lady of the Rosary and Saint Benedict Church and Space Theatre. ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (131 reviews)
"Amazing staff, nice location, nice restaurant, nice pool"

Reviewed on 14 Dec 2020

Pousada Literária
Pousada Apple House Paraty
Pousada Apple House Paraty
3.5 out of 5
Rua Joaquim Gama, S/N, Ponte Branca, Paraty
The price is £78 per night from 15 Dec to 15 Dec
Situated in Paraty, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Mini Estrada Real Museum and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Serra da Bocaina National Park. Nossa Senhora das Dores ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (216 reviews)
"- firstly the staff were an absolute credit to the hotel. From reception staff, to barmen to breakfast staff. All were brilliant and couldn't do enough to make us feel welcome. In particular the lovely 2 english speaking ladies who managed the front desk. Plus the man who made the caipirinhas (freddie, ..."

Reviewed on 5 Jan 2020

Pousada Apple House Paraty
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Perequê-Açu Aparts
Perequê-Açu Aparts
3 out of 5
Rod. Haroldo Fernandes Duarte N. 23512, Paraty, Rio de Janeiro
The price is £53 per night from 30 Nov to 30 Nov
Situated on the riverwalk, this apartment building is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Pontal Beach and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Paraty Beach. Araujo Island and Saco do Mamangua ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (14 reviews)
"Amazing place to stay when visiting Paraty. The apartments are extremely spacious and very well kept. Everything is clean and orderly. The staff is very friendly and attentive. The property is located on the outskirts of the main city but the historic city center is just a five mins car ride. Overall ..."

Reviewed on 11 Jan 2021

Perequê-Açu Aparts
Pousada Refúgio Tropical Paraty
Pousada Refúgio Tropical Paraty
3 out of 5
Estrada Paraty-Cunha, 50, Parque Verde, Paraty, RJ
The price is £59 per night from 30 Nov to 30 Nov
This family-friendly Paraty aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Mini Estrada Real Museum and Serra da Bocaina National Park. Pontal Beach and Paraty Beach are ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (41 reviews)
An Outstanding Posada
"My husband and I stayed at the Refugio Tropical for 2 nights while visiting Paraty. I loved the suite, having a large bedroom, kitchen and living room area. Extra thing was super clean, the flat was tastefully decorated and the hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. The outside facilities and ..."

Reviewed on 17 Apr 2016

Pousada Refúgio Tropical Paraty
Calamar Flats Paraty
Calamar Flats Paraty
3 out of 5
Av. Jabaquara 1299, Paraty, RJ
Located in Jabaquara, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Jabaquara Beach and Pontal Beach. Defensor Perpetuo Fort Museum and Church of Our Lady ...
5/5 Exceptional! (6 reviews)
"Flat muito limpo e organizado! Bem aconchegante e lá tinha tudo, microondas, geladeira, panelas, pratos e etc. Localizado em frente à praia e perto do centro histórico."

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2021

Calamar Flats Paraty
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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