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  • Colonial Paraty, Brazil
  • A view across the bay towards Paraty, Brazil
  • Tranquil Bays along the Green Coast, Paraty, Brazil
  • Colonial architecture, Paraty, Brazil
  • Island hopping along the Green Coast, Paraty, Brazil

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Paraty and the Green Coast

South of Rio, highway 101 skirts the dramatic coastline of Brazil’s beautiful “Costa Verde” (Green Coast), home to some of the last tracts of Atlantic Rainforest in the country. Towering granite peaks draped with lush vegetation plunges onto small golden beaches which splinter into a myriad of tropical islands just off the coast. At the foot of the mountains some 4 hours from Rio, historic Paraty overlooks the picturesque Ilha Grande Bay, a gorgeous colonial town and UNESCO World Heritage site of cobbled streets, ornate churches and beautifully restored townhouses. Dating back to 1667, Paraty was founded as the principal port to serve “Caminho do Ouro”, a 1200km road constructed to transport gold and semi-precious stones from Minas Gerais State back to Europe. Today, the port is a popular retreat for tourists and locals alike with excellent bars and restaurants and charming boutique hotels. Stay a few days to savour the historic architecture; head out to hike in the Atlantic Rainforest or take a schooner trip to explore deserted islands, Paraty offers a wonderful contrast to the buzzing energy of Rio.

Paraty and the Green Coast Hotels

$$$$ Pousada Picinguaba Paraty and the Green Coast

Directors favourites

Just one hour’s drive from the picturesque colonial town of Paraty, the Pousada Picinguaba evokes the best of Brazil’s glorious “Costa Verde” coast, a small tropical hideaway tucked amongst Atlantic...

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$$$$ Sagu Mini Resort Paraty and the Green Coast

Character Boutique

Clinging to a rocky headland at the foot of a steep hill amidst lush Atlantic Rainforest, the Sagu Mini Resort is a charming pousada and boutique hotel with magnificent views out across the bay. From...

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$$$$$ Casa Turquesa Paraty and the Green Coast

Character Boutique

Paraty’s most exclusive boutique hotel and “pousada”, the Casa Turquesa is a beautiful colonial town-house at the heart of the UNESCO old town, just metres away from the pier and a number of good...

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$$$$ Casa do Forte Paraty and the Green Coast

Casa do Forte is a beautiful 19th Century colonial-style beach-house perched on the banks of the Jabaquara River overlooking the bay. It is just a few minutes’ walk from the bars, restaurants and...

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$$$$ Casa Paraty Paraty and the Green Coast

Character Boutique

Casa Paraty is a four-bedroom villa situated at the heart of the charming colonial town of Paraty, where the cobblestone streets and white-washed houses are hemmed between Atlantic Rainforest and...

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$$$ Pousada do Sandi Paraty and the Green Coast

Character Boutique

Pousada do Sandi sits at the very heart of the cobbled old town, a charming colonial guesthouse and once elementary school that is in walking distance of Paraty’s historic landmarks and restaurants....

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$$$$ Fazenda Catuçaba Paraty and the Green Coast

Hacienda

The Fazenda Catuçaba is a charming 450-hectare coffee farm sheltered amidst lush rolling hills bordering the Serra do Mar State Park and UNESCO Natural Reserve. Its remote location – 20 minutes from...

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$$$ Casa do Pescador Paraty and the Green Coast

Remote Location

The Casa do Pescador is the ultimate escape, a simple ex-fisherman’s cottage located on Ilha do Araújo island, 10km north of colonial Paraty. The house occupies 16,000m² of lush gardens and forest...

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$$$$ Pousada Arte Urquijo Paraty and the Green Coast

Character Boutique

Art and history combine at the Pousada Arte Urquijo, a small quirky guesthouse next to the Santa Rita church and just metres away from the town pier. Run by the owner-artist Luz Urquijo, the pousada...

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