Paraty

Travel Guide
Meio Beach which includes rocky coastline, a sandy beach 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 Aconchego
Pousada Aconchego
3 out of 5
Rua Domingos Gonçalves de Abreu, Paraty, 23970-000
The price is $75 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly inn in Paraty. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (97 reviews)
"Loved it and recommend!"

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2022

Pousada Aconchego
Pousada Apple House Paraty
Pousada Apple House Paraty
3.5 out of 5
Rua Joaquim Gama, S/N, Ponte Branca, Paraty, 23970-000
The price is $96 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Paraty. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. Popular ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (250 reviews)
"Pool in our room was fantastic. Food was excellent. Staff is great. Only criticism is big generator near main pool. It’s noisy. Other than that, highly recommend the hotel."

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2022

Pousada Apple House Paraty
Pousada Recanto de Paraty
Pousada Recanto de Paraty
3 out of 5
BR 101, Km 564, Praia Grande, Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, 23970000
The price is $85 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
Stay at this 3-star pousada in Paraty. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Popular attractions Grande Beach and Araujo Island are located nearby. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (36 reviews)
"Sehr sauber. Freundliches Personal. Super Aussicht."

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

Pousada Recanto de 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.
House Next to the Beach - luxury property - Luke Paraty
House Next to the Beach - luxury property - Luke Paraty
Paraty, RJ
The price is $40 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
Stay at this family-friendly vacation home in Paraty. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and breakfast. Popular attractions Taquari Beach and Usina Waterfall ...
House Next to the Beach - luxury property - Luke Paraty
Pousada Refúgio Tropical Paraty
Pousada Refúgio Tropical Paraty
3 out of 5
Estrada Paraty-Cunha, 50, Parque Verde, Paraty, RJ, 23970-000
The price is $71 per night from Jun 9 to Jun 10
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly aparthotel in Paraty. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (43 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 Apr 17, 2016

Pousada Refúgio Tropical Paraty
Calamar Flats Paraty
Calamar Flats Paraty
3 out of 5
Av. Jabaquara 1299, Paraty, RJ, 23970-000
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Paraty. Enjoy free WiFi, daily housekeeping, and a TV. Popular attractions Jabaquara Beach and Defensor Perpetuo Fort Museum ...
5/5 Exceptional! (10 reviews)
Flat moderno com decoração impecável.
"O imóvel parece ser bem novo, tudo muito bem decorado. O que não me agradou foi que havia vômito no pano de prato da cozinha que após verificado pela prestadora que estava no local foi imediatamente trocado. Além disso as suítes são muito diferentes. Prefira as com área externa para varal, e sofá ..."

Reviewed on Nov 23, 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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