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Paraty Travel Guide


Paraty was originally inhabited by the indigenous Guaianá people before it was formally established by the Portuguese in the late 17th century after the discovery of gold in Minas Gerais. Serving as an important port to transport the gold to Rio and then to Portugal the town flourished. Nowadays artists, chef’s and bohemian types have moved in and relaxation is the order of the day! The quiet, pedestrianised cobblestone centre with its white washed buildings and quaint churches is the perfect place to wander on foot whilst the best beaches and untouched islands are reached by boat.

Paraty is a sleepy and charming colonial town in an untouched area of secluded beaches and uninhabited islands

Best months to visit Paraty

Paraty can be visited all year round as it is warm most of the year. The hottest and most popular period is over the summer which runs from November until February. This is also the most humid time of year and there are frequent storms. You should expect some rain whatever time of year you travel. March until May is a nice time to go as it is a little cooler and there is usually less rain. June, July and August are the winter months when temperatures are at their lowest. September until November is spring which is another nice time to go with less crowds and temperatures on the rise.

Our hand-picked hotels in Paraty

A well thought out selection of hotels can make a good trip truly exceptional and here at The Latin America Travel Company we put a lot of resources into sourcing and visiting hotels. Below are just a few of our favourite hotels in and around Paraty.

Best reasons to visit Paraty

Paraty is a lovely place to base yourself for exploring the surrounding area or simply just relaxing. Below are our highlights and top experiences in the area.

Take a tour of a cachaça distillery

Go on a schooner cruise to get to secluded beaches and tropical islands

Visit hidden waterfalls

Go horse riding in the beautiful Atlantic forest

Take a bike tour or walking tour of the historic old town

Weather Averages for Paraty

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