Beautiful colonial city, Paraty is considered as National Historic Landmark, preserves until today its countless natural and architectural charms. Stroll through the historic center of Paraty is entering another era, where walking is slow due to the stones “feet-of-brat” of its streets.
The construction of their houses and churches reflect a period style and the mysterious Masonic symbols that adorn its walls lead us to imagine what life was like in Brazil of yesteryear.
A ban on car traffic in the Center contributes to this trip the “Time Tunnel”. The city was founded in 1667 around the Church of Our Lady of Remedies, their patron saint. Had great economic importance due to the mills cane sugar.
In the eighteenth century, stood out as an important port through which flowed from Minas Gerais, gold and precious stones that embarked for Portugal. However, with the construction of a new way of Royal Road, ending directly in Rio de Janeiro, the city has led to a great isolated economy. After opening the Paraty-Cunha road, and especially after the construction of the Rio-Santos Highway in the 70s, Paraty becomes hub of national and international tourism, due to its good condition and thanks to its natural beauties .
In the area, there are the National Park of Bocaina Mountains, the area of Cairuçu Environmental Protection, where is the village of Trindade, the Reserve Joatinga, and also borders on the State Park of Serra do Mar. In other words , Atlantic Forest is everywhere.
How to get to Paraty
It is accessible either from Rio de Janeiro (235 kms) or from São Paulo (300 kms). We will obviously recommend to arrive by plane in any airport of Rio de Janeiro or São paulo.
It is a good reason as well to visit these 3 destinations in a row. Arriving in Rio de Janeiro, staying for 3, 4 nights, then Paraty for 2, 3 nights and head off to São Paulo for few nights.
We will suggest to book regular or private transfers for a better comfort and the assurance that everything will be going well.
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