I took a 4hr bus journey from Rio to Paraty for a day visit.
The authentic colonial beach town of Paraty is a history museum set in a tropical paradise surrounded by beaches and islands. Paraty is recognised for the beauty of the colonial “historic center” of the city as well as the magnificence of its churches, islands, coasts and hills. The typical colonial architecture has been preserved and Paraty is candidate for a UNESCO world heritage nomination.
<img All the buildings have kept their colonial charm, yet have been transformed into unique “Pousadas” (Bed and Breakfast), Only pedestrians are allowed inside the village in order to preserve the old coble stone streets, historic sites and the tranquil environment.