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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.

Still not sure?

Best Hotels in Paraty

  • Pousada Casa de Paraty 3 rooms from £88

    Rio de Janeiro, Paraty

    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.

    Sailing  -  Dona Geralda schooner.
    Sights nearby  -  Forte Defensor.
    Back to Nature
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
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  • Pousada do Ouro 27 rooms from £117


    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.

    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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  • Pousada Bromelias 10 rooms from £140


    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.

    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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  • Fazenda Catucaba 10 rooms from £253

    Sao Paulo, Paraty

    A glorious 1850s farmhouse in a beautiful valley setting. The perfect place for total relaxation, fresh air, organic produce, log fires, and countryside. Chic rooms and suites all in white with cerulean blue shutters. Fantastic food, full board. 10 rooms and 2 small villas sleep 4 each.

    Active Holiday
    Romantic Break
    Country Escape
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
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  • Pousada Picinguaba 10 rooms from £253

    Rio de Janeiro, Paraty

    Peaceful retreat on a secluded coastline. Beautiful all white rooms and one villas with wooden floorboards, four poster beds, and fantastic views from private balconies. Huge infinity pool, the freshest local produce, and many activities in the sea and rainforest around. Romantic, family friendly.

    Families  -  3-bedroom villa sleeps 6.
    Active Holiday
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Kiwi Collection
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  • Casa Turquesa 9 rooms from £293

    Rio de Janeiro, Paraty

    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.

    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
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
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  • Casa Cairucu 4 rooms from £360

    Rio Environs, Paraty

    An eco lodge on the edge of crystal blue coastline outside Rio de Janeiro. Four rooms with interconnecting balconies, kitchen with chef on request, and lovely terraces. A chic retreat ideal for a family with lots of activities. Fishing, diving, birdwatching etc.

    Beach Life
    Active Holiday
    Sights nearby  -  Paraty, a 17th-century colonial town.
    Birdwatching  -  Kingfishers and hummingbirds.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
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