Thursday, 6 November 2014

Pretty Paraty

Pretty streets of Paraty
From Rio de Janeiro, it was with some slight regret that we skipped Ilha Grande and headed straight to Paraty.

The forecast was still looking a bit ropey and with only a short amount of time before our flight to Colombia, we decided that it made more sense 
to get to Paraty and walk its pretty streets, rather than head to a place known best for its beaches and jungle.

We weren't disappointed. Paraty is a Portuguese colonial town on the Costa Verde, with cobbled streets and pretty white buildings adorned with colourful borders. 

The rain had flooded some of the streets, which made for some great photos.

As well as being a pretty town to wander round, the small town is full of lots of little arty shops, interesting restaurants and nice bars. And while the beach right next to the town isn't much to write home about, a short walk or taxi away is the sweeping bay of Praia do Jabaquara.

To get there, cross the bridge leaving the main bit of town, with its cobbled street behind, walk up Av Princesa Isabel, then follow Av Jabaquara down to the beach. Its about a 20 minute walk.

Lots of other pretty beaches are also just a boat trip away. Unfortunately, the weather meant that we had to miss the beach hops, so that will have to wait until next time!

Further information
For information on what else we got up to while Paraty, see Waterfalls, Cachaça, Jungle and Waterholes in Paraty

For information on where we stayed in Brazil, see Where we stayed - Brazil

Click here for more on being vegetarian in Brazil.

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