History and charm surrounded by the sea, mountains, and nature. Almost 90% of Paraty’s territory consists of Atlantic Rainforest. Unesco has recently given the city recognition as a Historical World Heritage.
In colonial times, Paraty was a vital port of gold and coffee. However, with the creation of alternative routes, the city was left aside, experiencing almost a century of stagnation. Its geographic isolation guaranteed the preservation of its natural and cultural heritage.
Only in the 1970s, with the construction of the Rio-Santos highway, was the city again integrated into the region. Since then, the municipality has experienced a period of intense touristic, economic and cultural development.
Culture and nature: the best of Paraty only a few steps away
The Historic Center of Paraty
Churches and rustic squares, cobblestone streets (with no access to cars), and the stills used in the manufacture of cachaça are easy to access on foot.
Relax! Leave your car in our parking lot, and only use it when you return home!
The sea, the mountain and the Atlantic Rainforest
Paraty is also famous for its ecotourism options. The lush green trees of the Atlantic Rainforest along with the crystalline blue sea, creates unique and enchanting sanctuaries.
Get to know Fazenda Bananal. A wholly restored colonial-dated farm that has been re-directed into a sustainable educational project, including activities and an agroecological restaurant.