The beautifully preserved colonial town of Paraty snuggles itself between lush, green mountains and a bright blue bay.
Whitewashed buildings and cobblestone streets serve as a real-life oil painting that you can walk through.
This time I ventured in the opposite direction, and made the picturesque four and a half hour journey from Rio de Janeiro to Paraty.
These are the sites that greeted me upon my arrival…
Take a horse and carriage ride, although I don’t know how comfortable it would be with all the uneven cobblestone streets – At least it looks romantic.
Beef carpaccio, ceviche served with Pringles and Bohemia beer was the happy hour snack of choice.
Tables in the streets, flowers bursting over walls and mountains in the background.
The beauty of Paraty is in all the little details.
Golden hour from Pousada do Ouro.
Looking down at the cobblestone streets and lovely antique street lamps from above.
After such a relaxing first day in Paraty has me rested and ready for waterfalls tomorrow…