Paraty, Brazil

Paraty is a colonial town located on the Costa Verde of Brazil, not far (relatively speaking) from Rio de Janeiro. It was founded in 1667 by the Portuguese, but grew as a town as a result of the gold rush at the end of the century, as it was a major export port for the gold found nearby.

Paraty has recently become more of a tourist destination, partly for the boat trips that set off from its jetty, and partly for its colonial ambience. Motorised vehicles aren’t allowed in the historical centre, which means that it has retained its old-style feeling.

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2 Responses to “Paraty, Brazil”

  1. Daniel Visickery July 23, 2012 at 1:36 pm #

    Awesome little village. First time posting here but just wanted to say that Linda’s Australian accent makes the video seemed like a funded documentary. You can always trust a British/Australian accent…or at least you feel like you can!

  2. Geko Hostel July 24, 2012 at 9:24 am #

    Paraty é um lugar bonito, são todos convidados a vir e relaxar!

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