Paraty is only 3 hours from Rio.
Paraty short drive to Rio, and is known for the cobblestone paved streets throughout the Historic Center District. No cars or trucks are allowed in this part of town. Without any doubt this wonderful village is one of my favorite locations in Brazil.
Once a year, when the great Rio De Janeiro carnival takes place, the coastal town Paraty which is located 250 km south west to Rio, holds a unique carnival called the Mud Carnival.
The carnival preserves the ancient local tradition when the Indians smeared their bodies with black mud for medical reasons, and held ritual ceremonies in order to bring cure to the ill. It differs to Rio carnival where the participants wear beautiful coloured costumes, in Paraty the carnival is based on the simplicity between men and nature.
Relax on the beach
Brazilians love the beach and in Paraty they relax by the sea.
Great view in Paraty
So many wonderful sights in Brazil.
Peaceful paradise Paraty short drive to Rio
A peaceful setting opposite our hotel.
Off to the beach we go.
A happy family heads for the beach.
Paraty was founded in 1667
Distinctive Portuguese architecture.
Paraty is one of my favourite places in Brazil.
Earning a buck in Paraty
Paraty is located on the Costa Verde (Green Coast), a lush, green corridor that runs along the coastline of the state of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil, it has become a popular tourist destination in recent years, renowned for the historic town and the coast and mountains in the region.
Where are all the customers?
It must be siesta time.
Lots of boat trips in Paraty
OK, let the party begin.
Beautiful sailing boat
What a classical shape this beautiful craft is.
Boats at the jetty
All the boats line up along the wharf waiting for customers.
Waiting for customers
Pick me, pick me he cries.
How do you reach the top shelf?
There must be a ladder here somewhere.
Red wine, graffiti and guitars.
Beautiful Brazilian girl.
Check out this wonderful Brazilian girl doing the Samba in Paraty.
You sexy thing.
How sweet she is. 🙂
My favourite photo
It’s Probably not hard to guess why this is my favourite photo, a rose between two thorns, I don’t think so. 🙂 Paraty grew in the 18th century as a strategically important port for exporting the gold mined in Minas Gerais. When shipments in nearby Rio began to attract the attention and ambition of pirates and privateers from rival European powers, the Portuguese began using Paraty as their safe port for getting their gold to Lisbon.
Beautiful old colonial buildings.
This church is on of the most photographed buildings in Pataty.
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Does anyone need a taxi?
Dinner & vino in Paraty
Sudzi & I enjoying dinner in Paraty, I can’t wait to visit this wonderful Brazilian gem once again.
Let the games begin.
I decided to be colour coordinated with the wall.
The good ship Lolipop 🙂
Ok time to explore the surrounding islands.
Waiting for the bus to Rio
Although Paraty is only a short drive to Rio there are so many people I know who have never made the trip, they have certainly missed out on a wonderful experience. As I said earlier Paraty is only 3 hours from Rio so do yourself a huge favour and put it on your itinerary.
That’s all folks