Pontal Beach

Pontal Beach which includes general coastal views and a sandy beach

Pontal Beach

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Sip coconut milk and try delicious fried fish at one of the lively restaurants with ocean views scattered along this coastal area.

Bordered by hilly tropical vegetation, Pontal Beach is a gorgeous stretch of sand just a short walk north from the historic center of Paraty. Its shallow slope offers a welcoming way into the warm and clear water of Carioca Bay. Enjoy a seafood specialty at one of the beach cafés or restaurants here and relax as you watch people go by on the sand.

Rent a deck chair to sunbathe and work on your tan. Cool down on a hot afternoon with a dip in the water and remember to bring snorkeling gear so you can see the fish nibbling at your ankles. Among the greatest highlights here is the stunning vista of the islands and headland across the water. Stay until dusk to watch the majestic sunset taking hold over the jumble of peaks and troughs on the horizon.

Rent watersports equipment from tour operators on the beach and do stand-up paddleboarding on the water. You can also chat with boat owners and negotiate a sightseeing or diving trip around the nearby islands. In the evening, enjoy the lively ambiance and music at one of the bars flanking the strand. Try the shrimp skewers and coconut milk.

Notice the great difference between the tides, as the water gradually swallows the sandy shore at high tide. Stroll along the shore with your kids and beachcomb for marine treasures, such as shells and rocks. The picturesque Forte and Jabaquara beaches are located to the north of this strand.

It is free to visit Pontal Beach, which remains open to the public all the time. Do keep in mind that it can get fairly busy on weekend afternoons. Find the beach a little to the north of the river that runs close to the historic center of Paraty. The beach is located on a promontory that protrudes into sparkling Carioca Bay. Visit some of the other nearby highlights too, such as the Defensor Perpétuo Fort Museum, the Church of Our Lady of the Remedies and Forte Beach.

Top Hotels Close to Pontal Beach

Pousada Vila do Porto
Pousada Vila do Porto
3 out of 5
Rua do Pontal, 60, Pontal, Paraty, RJ, 23970-000
The price is $34 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this 3-star pousada in Paraty. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the breakfast and the overall value in our ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (140 reviews)
"Location great and staff very friendly. Maybe better if one English speaker."

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

Pousada Vila do Porto
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
Boutique Hotel Carpe Diem
Boutique Hotel Carpe Diem
3 out of 5
Alameda Princesa Isabel, 8, Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, 23970000
The price is $99 per night from Jun 28 to Jun 29
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Paraty. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (167 reviews)
"great staff, super clean."

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2022

Boutique Hotel Carpe Diem
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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Best Lodging Options Near Pontal Beach

Chill Inn Paraty Hostel & Pousada
Chill Inn Paraty Hostel & Pousada
2 out of 5
Rua Orlando Carpinelli, 133, Praia do Pontal, Paraty, RJ, 23970-000
The price is $24 per night from May 30 to May 31
Chill Inn Paraty Hostel & Pousada
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
Pousada Aconchego
Pousada Vila do Porto
Pousada Vila do Porto
3 out of 5
Rua do Pontal, 60, Pontal, Paraty, RJ, 23970-000
The price is $34 per night from May 30 to May 31
Pousada Vila do Porto
Boutique Hotel Carpe Diem
Boutique Hotel Carpe Diem
3 out of 5
Alameda Princesa Isabel, 8, Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, 23970000
The price is $99 per night from Jun 28 to Jun 29
Boutique Hotel Carpe Diem
Pousada Bartholomeu
Pousada Bartholomeu
3 out of 5
Rua Doutor Samuel Costa, Paraty, 23970-000
The price is $72 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
Pousada Bartholomeu
Pousada Recanto Jota Ge
Pousada Recanto Jota Ge
2.5 out of 5
R. Rita Ribeiro Gama, 1116, Caborê, Paraty, RJ, 23970-000
Pousada Recanto Jota Ge
Pousada do Ouro
Pousada do Ouro
3.5 out of 5
Rua Dr. Pereira 298, Paraty, RJ, 23970-000
The price is $160 per night from Jun 13 to Jun 14
Pousada do Ouro
Pousada Literária
Pousada Literária
4 out of 5
Rua Ten Francisco Antonio, 362, Centro, Paraty, RJ, 23970-000
The price is $285 per night from May 30 to May 31
Pousada Literária
Geko Hostel & Pousada Paraty
Geko Hostel & Pousada Paraty
2 out of 5
Av. Orlando Carpinelli, 5, Praia do Pontal, Paraty, RJ, 23970-000
The price is $41 per night from May 30 to May 31
Geko Hostel & Pousada 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.