Pontal Beach

Vacation Travel Guide
Pontal Beach which includes general coastal views and a sandy beach

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

Imperatriz Paraty Hotel
Imperatriz Paraty Hotel
3 out of 5
Estrada do Jabaquara, 731 - Caboré, Paraty, RJ
The price is $62 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
Located in Cabore, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Jabaquara Beach, Pontal Beach, and Nossa Senhora das Dores Church. Puppet Theater and Church of Our Lady ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (97 reviews)
"The room is massive, clean and the bed was fairly comfortable. The staff are really nice and patient as we didn't speak Portuguese. The room got a few bugs in though because of the gaps around the doors (we put something under the door to stop bugs coming in. The pool is really nice, breakfast is ..."

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Imperatriz Paraty Hotel
Pousada Corsário Paraty
Pousada Corsário Paraty
3 out of 5
Rua João do Prado, 26, Chacara, Paraty, RJ
The price is $107 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Nossa Senhora das Dores Church and Puppet Theater. Our Lady of the Rosary and Saint Benedict ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (220 reviews)
"Staff"

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2021

Pousada Corsário Paraty
Pousada do Sandi
Pousada do Sandi
4.5 out of 5
Largo Do Rosario, 1, Paraty, RJ
The price is $171 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Located in Cabore, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pontal Beach and Jabaquara Beach. Araujo Island and Saco do Mamangua are also within 12 mi (20 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (207 reviews)
"Amazing property - all the amenities and wonderful historical touches. Incredible location. The room itself was clean and basic. We spent most of the day exploring Paraty and enjoying the welcome drink and ice cream by the pool. Ended up being a super relaxing getaway."

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2021

Pousada do Sandi
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Best Lodging Options Near Pontal Beach

Che Lagarto Paraty
Che Lagarto Paraty
2 out of 5
Rua Benina Toledo do Prado, 9,, Paraty, RJ
The price is $32 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Che Lagarto Paraty
Pousada Corsário Paraty
Pousada Corsário Paraty
3 out of 5
Rua João do Prado, 26, Chacara, Paraty, RJ
The price is $107 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
Pousada Corsário Paraty
Imperatriz Paraty Hotel
Imperatriz Paraty Hotel
3 out of 5
Estrada do Jabaquara, 731 - Caboré, Paraty, RJ
The price is $62 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
Imperatriz Paraty Hotel
Pousada do Sandi
Pousada do Sandi
4.5 out of 5
Largo Do Rosario, 1, Paraty, RJ
The price is $171 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Pousada do Sandi
Pousada Palmeira Imperial
Pousada Palmeira Imperial
3 out of 5
R. Floresta, 200 - Parque Imperial, Paraty, RJ
The price is $67 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
Pousada Palmeira Imperial
Boutique Hotel Carpe Diem
Boutique Hotel Carpe Diem
3 out of 5
Alameda Princesa Isabel, 8, Paraty, Rio de Janeiro
The price is $92 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
Boutique Hotel Carpe Diem
Casa Turquesa - Maison D´Hôtes
Casa Turquesa - Maison D´Hôtes
4.5 out of 5
Rua Doutor Pereira, 50 Centro Histórico, Paraty, RJ
The price is $330 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
Casa Turquesa - Maison D´Hôtes
Pousada Casa da Colônia
Pousada Casa da Colônia
3 out of 5
Rua Marechal Deodor, 502, Centro Histórico, Paraty, RJ
Pousada Casa da Colônia
Chill Inn Paraty Hostel & Pousada
Chill Inn Paraty Hostel & Pousada
2 out of 5
Rua Orlando Carpinelli, 3, Praia do Pontal, Paraty, RJ
The price is $32 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
Chill Inn Paraty Hostel & Pousada
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