Paraty is a charming city that combines the historic identity of Brazil, as seen in its architectural ensemble, with extraordinary landscapes and breathtaking natural beauty, which includes the city’s gorgeous beaches.
Surrounded by over 40 beaches and 60 islands, the waters around Paraty have the constant presence of sailboats, schooners, and other vessels. The lush Atlantic Forest and the intense blue-green waters add lots of charm to the local beaches. The Bay of Paraty has calm, protected waters with beautiful nature all around.
In addition to the local natural beauty, the city of Paraty is renowned for its rich history. Paraty was founded in 1667 and is a reference when it comes to the preservation of colonial architecture. Its historic center has been added to the national heritage list by the National Institute of Historic and Artistic Heritage (Iphan).
Beach in Paraty
Here are the main attractions in this beautiful region:
Jabaquara is one of the longest beaches in the central region of Paraty, and where tourists will find the renowned local mangrove, breeding grounds to several species in the Brazilian marine biome. The calm waters are relaxing and ideal for visitors who want to go sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, or kayaking.
The beach is also known for being the starting point for the Bloco da Lama parade. Created in 1986, the event attracts a large number of people to the streets in the neighborhood during Carnival. Participants jump into the mud of the mangrove and then add props such as straw and other organic materials that refer to Brazil’s historic identity.
Lula Beach is a regular stop on schooner tours from the port of Paraty. The intense color of the Atlantic Forest along the shore blends really well with the deep color of the sea, forming the basic setting for the Costa Verde (Green Coast) Region in the state of Rio de Janeiro.
São Gonçalo Beach
Located close to the city of Angra dos Reis, about 30 km from Paraty, São Gonçalo Beach is one of the most popular spots for tourists visiting the region. To get to the beach, visitors must cross a small river. Depending on the tide, it can be done on foot or on a canoe.
Located about 27 km from the center of Paraty, Sono Beach is ideal for visitors who just want a quiet atmosphere and a lot of contact with nature.
Praia Grande do Saco do Mamanguá
Surrounded by beautiful coconut trees, Praia Grande do Saco do Mamanguá looks like paradise on earth. Its golden sand and clear waters inspire visitors to relax and just enjoy the peace and quiet.
+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.
+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.
A good way to get around the city and also to go to nearby beaches is to rent a bike.
Paraty is a small town. Depending on where you are, you can walk to the local attractions.
Paraty City Hall:
+55 (24) 3371-9900
+55 (24) 3371-2899
Tourist Information Center:
+55 (24) 3371 – 1222
Military Police: 190
Fire Department: 193
Local weather is mild, and average high is around 27°. Visitors should pack light clothes, sunscreen, and caps or hats.