Cruises from Paraty
Paraty is a Brazilian coastal town that lies on the border between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo states. First settled by the Portuguese in 1667 and then neglected for many years, this authentic colonial beach town is effectively an historical museum set in a tropical paradise surrounded by beaches and beautiful islands. Its old churches, and nearby forests, waterfalls, islands and emerald-green sea, attract lots of tourists interested in mixing cultural tourism in a natural setting. The town, having been neglected for many years, is home to many architecturally preserved colonial buildings with ornate details.