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Luxury Travel to Paraty

Luxury Travel to Paraty

The quiet seaside town that has attracted international literati on the scale of Salman Rushdie and Martin Amis has a distinct rustic quality to the place. Pristine white buildings, pious churches and hot Brazilian sun- the lure of Paraty lies in its virtual lack of access- a road linking it to the capital cities of Rio and Sao Paolo having been built only in the 1970s. Still, the more scenic way of reaching Paraty is by boat. Take a cruise down the Costa Verde, taking in the islands of Algodao and Sapeca, trace the footsteps of the explorers who had once transferred gold from the Minas Gerais to the ocean and take a hike up the Atlantic rainforest(not as famous as the Amazon rainforest by any means but with a wide variety of plants and animals). Paraty has several first-class inns (called “pousadas” in Portuguese) and you can take boat trips to its countless islands and coves, or go explore restored sugarcane plantations, bathe in waterfalls or walk in the forest. From nearby Angra dos Reis, a small train will take you on an unforgettable trip through the surrounding forest.

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