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

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.

Best Time To Visit Paraty

It is warm most of the year in Paraty and therefore can be visited all year round. The hottest 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 lovely 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 great time to visit with less crowds and temperatures on the rise.

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Weather Averages in Paraty

Paraty Weather Averages

Paraty Highlights

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


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