Originally settled by the Portuguese in 1660, Paraty has maintained its Colonial heritage with architecture that has remained virtually untouched for hundreds of years.
The drive from Sao Paulo along the coast to Paraty is about 3 hours with beautiful views of the ocean along the way. Arriving in Paraty, you will stay at Casa Turquesa, one of the finest boutique hotels in town. With just nine cosy rooms, the house was restored to its former glory with sumptuous suites and a courtyard garden and a plunge pool.
Paraty is a wonderful town to explore at your own pace. On your first morning, we will arrange for a local historian to give you a walking tour of the city and help you get your bearings. This coastline is also well known for its turquoise water and hidden islands only accessible by boat. It is worth spending a morning exploring hidden coves including Comprida island with its reefs and multitude of fish.