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About Paraty

Paraty is a hidden gem to the west of Rio. Untouched beaches, cobbled streets, jungle, colonial architecture and natural parks. A diverse landscape surrounds the town and plays host to all sorts of activities. The best places to stay in and around Paraty have lots of local character, whether a boutique, eco lodge, colonial townhouse or a farmhouse in the hills, each spot has its own charisma.

What not to miss

  • Snorkelling in the crystal clear ocean over the reef
  • Taking a boat around a jagged peninsula to a secluded white sand beach
  • Wandering the cobbled streets of Paraty Old Town, admiring colonial architecture
  • Trekking through the rainforest gazing at abundant wildlife
  • Fishing for the catch of the day!

This island-studded bay with its mountainous background is picture perfect! It's ideal for exploring, being at one with nature, and marvelling at the region's history through its architecture. The best places to stay in Paraty are hotels that celebrate this landscape and its history.

The best places to stay in Paraty

For the town centre

  • Pousada do Oura, this 18th-century guesthouse is based right in the heart of Paraty, decorated with an abundance of colour and country furniture. While being in the centre and perfect for exploring the historical sights, it is also only a couple of minutes to the beach!

For a seaside retreat

  • Casa Cairucu - a gorgeous eco lodge offering just four rooms with views over crystal blue water, a smart wooden structure on stilts, floor to ceiling glass windows, kitchen and chef on request. Fishing, diving, birdwatching. Perfect for families or groups of friends.
  • Pousada Picinguaba - further down the coastline in a secluded bay with a white sand beach, chic all white rooms with wooden floors and four poster beds, huge infinity pool, fresh local produce, wildlife viewing in the surrounding jungle. Very romantic, also family friendly.

For a boutique guesthouse

  • Casa Turquesa in Paraty itself - an absolutely charming colonial house, romantic bedrooms filled with artefacts, paintings, white washed walls, cerulean blue shutters and a courtyard and swimming pool. Full of character, perfect to explore Paraty from.
  • Pousada Casa de Paraty is also situated in the town. With just three beautiful all-white suites, it's an intimate spot and great value too.

For total relaxation

  • Fazenda Catucaba - a glorious farmhouse set in a luscious green valley, chic boutique rooms and suites, log fires, fresh local produce, fantastic chefs. Just 10 rooms and 2 small villas, each sleeping 4. Ideal for families, couples, or groups of friends.
  • Pousada Bromelias is based in the rainforest just outside Paraty. With individual bungalows, this really feels like a well hidden jungle gem! It is also great for a romantic getaway.

For an apartment or villa

  • If you've decided that a self catering property would be more suitable for your holiday, then we recommend you visit our online booking partner Booking.com where they have a wide selection for all tastes and budgets.

Travel Information

  • Paraty is a 4.5-hour transfer from Rio de Janiero or a 6-7 hour drive from Sau Paulo.
  • June to September are the driest months, with temperatures varying from 20-18 degrees. Other months are hotter but expect much more rain!
  • If you wish to hire a car, we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.

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Best Hotels in Paraty

  • Pousada Casa de Paraty Rio de Janeiro, Paraty 3 rooms from £88

    Sailing  -  Dona Geralda schooner.
    Sights nearby  -  Forte Defensor.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
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    Recommended by  -  I Escape

    An adorable boutique guesthouse in historic Paraty. Just three suites have white washed walls and private patios. Fantastic breakfasts and access to all the beaches, waterfalls, and rainforest activities around. Ideal for families, excellent value, lots to do. See More

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  • Sandi Hotel Paraty 28 rooms from £108

    Romantic Break  -  Book the master suite for added indulgence on your next romantic getaway, with a beautiful living room and balcony
    Local exploring  -  With a central location close to Paraty's main attractions, this hotel is a great base for local exploring
    City Style  -  Located in a 300-year old property in Paraty, this hotel boasts lots of chic local style
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows, a historic, landmark church located a stone's throw from the hotel
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    This luxury hotel is located in a colonial-era property in the historic centre of Paraty. Choose from bright rooms, suites or private apartments featuring comfortable beds, traditional linens and local artwork; book the master suite for living space and a balcony. Unwind at the spa; a charming stay. See More

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  • Pousada do Ouro Paraty 27 rooms from £119

    Total relaxation  -  After a day spent sunbathing treat yourself to a massage from their Shambala Spa to truly unwind
    Local exploring  -  Make the most out of the hotel's central location to get to know historic Paraty
    Beach Life  -  The property is located just 3 minutes away from the beach.
    Sailing  -  There are plenty of boat tours offered locally for those looking to head out to sea
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    This 18th century house is situated in the centre of historic Paraty. Rooms are full of colour and decorated with country furniture. Wake up each morning to a large buffet breakfast. A charming and friendly stay in a great spot. See More

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  • Pousada Bromelias Paraty 10 rooms from £143

    Romantic Break  -  Pousada Bromelia's lush tropical surroundings, individual bungalows and peaceful atmosphere make it perfect for a romantic trip
    Total relaxation  -  Lounge by the pool or even book yourself a massage to truly unwind
    Great walks  -  Set off through the rainforest exploring its diverse ecosystem and wander up the mountains to appreciate some fabulous views
    Birdwatching  -  Head off with a local guide who can help you find up to 150 species of birds in the area!
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    Pousada Bromelias is situated in a tropical rainforest a few miles outside coastal Paraty. It features rustic and chic individual bungalows which are located far enough apart to create a real sense of privacy. Escape into another world at this truly unique and unforgettable jungle hideout. See More

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  • Casa Mar Paraty Paraty 8 rooms from £183

    Local exploring  -  Located a short walk from the historic centre of Paraty, this hotel is in a great location for local exploring
    Beach Life  -  Situated just a few minutes from the beach, this hotel makes a great seaside escape
    Hideaway  -  With just 8 rooms, this boutique guesthouse makes for an intimate beach bolt-hole
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Araujo Island on a guided tour during your stay; the island is the second largest in the Paraty Bay
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    This luxury guesthouse sits in the picturesque fishing village of Paraty in Brazil. Suites bring guests closer to nature with bamboo ceilings and wooden concertina doors that offer views of the verdant gardens; book a luxury suite for a spa bath. Unwind in the infinity pool; a chic beach bolt-hole. See More

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  • Casa Turquesa Rio de Janeiro, Paraty 9 rooms from £293

    Sights nearby  -  Paraty is a UNESCO site with colonial architecture.
    Birdwatching  -  Serra da Bocaina National Park.
    Restrictions on children  -  Over 14s welcome.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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    Recommended by  -  I Escape

    A gorgeous boutique guesthouse in the colonial town of Paraty. Chic all white suites with splashes of cerulean blue, private balconies, and bay views. Lovely courtyard and swimming pool. Perfect for local sightseeing, birdwatching, swimming and snorkelling. See More

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  • Pousada Literaria Paraty 23 rooms from £233

    City Style  -  Located in a heritage property in the heart of Paraty, this hotel has lots of local style
    Romantic Break  -  Couples love the hotel's cosy, 600-thread count sheets and spacious king-size beds
    Local exploring  -  With a central location in Paraty, this hotel is a great base for local exploring
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows, a historic, whitewashed church in the centre of Paraty, a short walk from the hotel
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    This hotel is located in a restored, colonial-era mansion in the historic centre of Paraty, Brazil. Choose from contemporary suites or villas with king-size beds and a spacious living area; book the Aurora Street Villa for a private internal garden. Dine at the charming restaurant; a refined hotel. See More

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