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Paraty, Brazil

Paraty is a small town in the Costa Verde, midway between Rio and Sao Paulo. The city has a beautiful historic center, very well preserved colonial buildings, and stoned streets — testimony to the golden Portuguese time, when the gold from Minas Gerais was transported to the port of Paraty. In “exchange”, stones arrived via the Portuguese ships. At the east side of the historic center are two beaches and the fort, which are the main attractions. Jabaquara beach is calm and has a lot of kiosks where you can drink Cachaza, the liquor produced in the zone. Just 45 minutes from Paraty is Trindade, a place to chill out, with endless sunshine and great beaches. [Photos by Jessica Parra Nowajewski]
Paraty Brazil