Cobbled streets, white historic buildings with blue and green skirting boards, and pristine water that surrounds the town. Where am I? I feel like I could be in a small town in Croatia, but then I turn a corner and find myself reminiscing to places in Italy. Regardless, this town is a place to visit.
The beaches of Paraty are astounding and surprisingly they are extremely tourist free. Island-hopping throughout the different islands surrounding Paraty is the best way to see the beaches and the various islands of Paraty. There are loads of boat companies that travel from the main island around for the day and stop at secluded islands. Because we were on a Tucan Tour the tour company organised the island-hopping boat trip. But there is companies like Bamba Experience or you will be able to find Boat island-hopping companies in the town of Paraty.
Within the town of Paraty, you’ll find loads of entertainment, dancing and live music - especially if it is Friday or Saturday night. During the days you will see that the town of Paraty is fairly quiet, but the complete opposite happens once dawn hits. The locals come out to play, and they certainly don’t play in small amounts. There is food vendors, homemade alcohol and fresh fruit drinks and of course the locals singing and dancing.