Praia do Sono


This stunning beach, about 35km southeast of Paraty, is accessible only by foot or boat. Catch a Colitur bus to Laranjeiras (R$4.25, 40 minutes) and then follow the trail across the hills (about one hour). Paraty Tours and other local operators offer tours here.

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1. Saco de Mamanguá

4.45 MILES

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2. Praia da Trindade

5.85 MILES

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3. Praia de Paraty-Mirim

6.51 MILES

For accessibility, cost and beauty, this tranquil beach 17km southeast of Paraty is hard to beat. The adjacent chapel, dating to 1686, was the first…

4. Igreja Santa Rita dos Pardos Libertos

9.41 MILES

Built in 1722, this was the church for freed persons of mixed black and white ancestry. Nowadays it houses a tiny museum of sacred art and has some fine…

5. Casa da Cultura

9.48 MILES

In a beautiful colonial mansion, Paraty’s Casa da Cultura hosts rotating exhibitions and events, with a focus on local culture. There are nice views of…

6. Capela de NS das Dores

9.52 MILES

This church of the colonial white elite was built in 1800 and renovated in 1901. It's generally off-limits to the public, though you can occasionally…

8. Matriz NS dos Remédios

9.58 MILES

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