a good way to explore the most beautiful beaches and islands around Paraty is to take a boat.
You can get a boat trip either in Praia Grande (with Leonardo) or in Paraty at the pier. In Paraty there’re big boats from travel agencies with groups and entertainment (around R$ 60,00 per person) and there’re lots of fishermen offering private tours. The private trip is the romantic option.. They use to charge per hour (around R$ 60 in low session and R$ 100 in high session).
- Saco de Mamamguá (natural reserve, indigenous community, beautiful beaches and nature life)
My recommendation for a special individual boat trip is to the Saco de Mamanguá. At Praia Grande the boat man “Leaonardo” offers a private trip. He stops at several amazing beaches, until the Saco de Mamamguá. The trip takes min. 3 hours – as you wish. One hour costs around R$ 120 (depending on the session). However it’s really worth. It’s a gorgeous experience. Or go with the “Mamamguá Tour”. The tour costs R$ 120 per person. Ask us for doing your reservation.
- Waterfalls (Cachoeira Penha, Sete Queda, Pouso Ingles)
go to Paraty, then drive 10 km up into the mountains on the street to Cunha following the signs. Or you go with an organized jeep tour. There’s also a public bus from Paraty going to “Penha”.
- Trindade (Beach paradise,natural reserve, natural swimming pools, waterfalls, hippie village)
go to Paraty and head on 20 km into the direction to Tindade (BR 101 Santos) or take a public bus in Paraty (buses leave at the main station every hour, the ride takes about 35 minutes). You should do the wonderful walk to the natural swimming pools (around 45 min). Notice that in high session on the weekend it’s quite full.
- Praia do Sono (peaceful, isolated and very beautiful beach, great hiking)
go to Paraty and head on 25 km into the direction to Tindade (BR 101 Santos), then follow the signs going to Praia do Sono. Or take a public bus from Paraty to “Laranjeiras”. Arriving at Laranjeiras you either take a 3 km hike or a boat to Praia do Sono.
Furthermore there is a beautiful hiking track heading on from Praia do Sono to the isolated fisher village Ponta Negra (6 km) through the forest and along several lonesome beaches passing also at waterfalls. It’s an amazing trip!!!Good to leave early for this tour. In case you get tired you can charter a boat to take you back to Laranjeiras either from Praia do Sono or from Ponta Negra.
- Paraty Mirim (indigenous community and beautiful beach)
go to Paraty and drive on 10 km into the direction to Tindade (BR 101 Santos) until you see the street sign of the community. Turn into the street on the left and head on for about 5 km (partly dirt road). There is also a public bus leaving from the main station in Paraty – destination “Paraty Mirim”.
- Quilombo (community of afro descendants)
go to Paraty and drive 15 km into the direction to Tindade (BR 101 Santos) until the street sign of the community. Then turn right into the Quilombo. There’s a restaurant serving Feijoada on Sundays and other traditional plates. There’s also a public bus leaving from the main station in Paraty.