It’s one of these small town where time seems to have stop 100 years back. Parati (pronounce “Paratchi“) is a photogenic postcard town on the coast of Brazil, enjoyable under blue sky as under rain – when photographers get creative with the facades’ reflections in the water pools. The historic center, UNESCO protected, enchants local and international tourists with its aligned white houses with colorful accents.
Add to this the proximity of dozen of beautiful beaches and lands and an ideal location between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, and you get the perfect stop over or weekenders’ destination.
Have fun in Parati! Just be carefull while walking on the irregular cobbled stones with your brand new Havaianas!
Make it happen!
Where to stay: Vibe hostel. Newly open hostel that will seduce you with its friendly atmosphere, its great free breakfast and its affordable price ($11 for a bed in a dorm)
How to get there: Frequent buses run from São Paulo (6h) and Rio (4h1/2)