This year we’ve been in Paraty for the second time as 2 years ago we spent only 2 days there and I fell in love with this small, colonial town with white houses and cobbled streets.
You can walk here for hours, stopping by for caipirinha or juice. There are also art galleries and souvenir shops, cachaçarias and hostels. Historic centre is traffic free, so if you booked your hotel here, be aware that you will not be able to get by car at the door.
At night, there are concerts and shows at the stage next to Matriz church. During our stay, there were concerts every day and also samba rehearsal before the carnival.
Town gets crowded in the evening as all tourists go back from their day trips and go out of their pousadas. It may be difficult to find a free table. Prices are generally higher than in Rio, but you can still find great caipirinha for R$ 7 and have dinner for 2 for less than R$ 50 (without drinks).
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