Paraty combines natural beauty, breathtaking landscapes, and history. You can’t help but fall in love with this small town in Brazil.

Located approximately 250 km from the city of Rio de Janeiro, Paraty was founded in 1667. It’s a national reference when it comes to the preservation of the rich colonial architecture in Brazil, and its historic center has been added to the national heritage list by the National Institute of Historic and Artistic Heritage (Iphan). 

Paraty is the final stop on Estrada Real (Royal Road). Stretching for 1,630 km, it is one of the longest tourist routes in the country, crossing three states: Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo. The city is also located in Serra da Bocaina National Park, a nature reserve that covers over 100,000 hectares and is one of the largest Atlantic Forest Reserves in the country. 

A boat ride around Paraty

There are more than 40 beaches and 60 islands around Paraty. You can reach some of them by car, but there are others where a boat will be needed. These are practically unspoiled. The city is the ideal destination for visitors who are passionate about sailboats, schooners, and other types of vessels, since they are so common in the region that they have become part of the scenery. 

Divers will find that Paraty is a great destination for them as well. Due to its location in a calm bay, boat rides and diving expeditions rarely need to be suspended due to bad weather. 

There are gorgeous waterfalls scattered around the city that are totally worth a visit. Some of the favorites among visitors are Pedra Branca Waterfall, Praia Grande da Cajaíba Waterfall, Martim de Sá Waterfall, and Tobogã Waterfall (a waterfall that has a natural slide).  

If you are looking for a destination where you can be completely surrounded by nature, Paraty needs to be on your list of places to visit! 

By Plane
+55 (21) 3004 6050
The international airport closest to Paraty is the one in Rio de Janeiro, which operates flights from all over the world. 

By Bus
+55 (21) 3213-1800
You can take a bus to Paraty from the city of Rio de Janeiro. Please visit the Bus Station Website for more information.

Personal Vehicles or Rentals
You can rent a car in the city of Rio de Janeiro and go to Paraty. Here is the route.

Personal Vehicles and Rentals
You can rent a car to get around Paraty. This local map may come in handy.

By Bicycle
A good way to get around the city and also to go to nearby beaches is to rent a bike. 

On Foot
Paraty is a small town. Depending on where you are, you can walk to the local attractions. 

Useful Numbers

Paraty City Hall:
+55 (24) 3371-9900
Tourism Department:
+55  (24) 3371-2899
Tourist Information Center:
+55 (24) 3371 – 1222 

Military Police: 190
Paramedics: 192
Fire Department: 193

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Clima local

Local weather is mild, and average high is around 27°. Visitors should pack light clothes, sunscreen, and caps or hats.