With traffic-free cobbled streets, charming colonial architecture and a wealth of cafes and restaurants framed by jungle-clad mountains and an island-dappled bay, Paraty is one of Brazil’s prettiest towns. Once a port for the gold passing through from the mines of Minas Gerais, the town retains its centuries-old buildings and churches.
To get under the skin of Paraty, explore the town on foot, strolling along cobbled streets and past whitewashed cafes or hit the beach, scuba diving off Ilha dos Meros and snorkeling in gin-clear waters. For a hit of Brazilian flavor, try a glass of locally distilled Cachaça.
Pousada Porto Imperial
Paraty, Southern Coast, Brazil
Boasting original colonial architecture blended with modern creature comforts, Pousada Porto Imperial is in the heart of picturesque Paraty. With tropical gardens, pool and cheery bar/lounge it’s the perfect base from which to explore the cobbled streets.