With its cobbled streets lined with brightly painted colonial houses, Paraty is the perfect place to wander aimlessly. Take a stroll amid elegant white buildings adorned with lattice windows, quirky crafts shops, and gourmet restaurants. Each turn of the corner brings something new.
Paraty’s beautifully preserved 17th century Portuguese colonial architecture has been declared a national monument. Discover why on a walking tour of the UNESCO protected, pedestrianised old town. Your local guide will take you back in time to the Portuguese discovery of Brazil, tracing the development of Paraty through the sugar, gold and coffee booms.
Follow this with a schooner cruise around the turquoise waters of Paraty’s island-studded bay. You’ll have dozens of pristine beaches to choose from. A refreshing swim or snorkel is the ideal way to cool off after a morning spent exploring. Then return to the rainforest flanked town to sip caipirinhas as the sun shimmers on the water.