(*)Stroll through the picturesque historic center of the town, with cobbled streets, old buildings, and plenty of churches. (*)Hike out to see the majestic Pedra Branca and Andorinhas waterfalls. (*)Scuba dive and get a view below the surface at one of the neighboring islands - - Ilha dos Meros has the best conditions.
(*)Take a walk to the docks after dark and end up at a dance party with the locals on an old double-decker ferry-turned-dance-club. (*)Boat through the bay and find your own private beach on one of more than 300 islands ? just be sure to negotiate your price before leaving.
High season in Paraty is the summer, despite quite high temperatures. The city is warm and pleasant year round though, and even hot temperatures are tempered by cool sea breezes. Afternoon rains are common in the summer as well. If you?re on a budget consider coming a different time of year, when the weather is still nice but prices are lower and less crowds make reservations less necessary.
(bus) Luckily for backpackers, the only practical and commonly used means of traveling to Paraty is convenient, comfortable, inexpensive buses from Rio or Sao Paolo. Both locations run several buses daily to and from Paraty.
US Citizens require a visa in order to enter Brazil. Citizens of Israel, Great Britain, and most EU countries do not require a visa for a stay of up to 90 days. If you are in doubt about whether you require a visa to enter Brazil, check online with your embassy.
At restaurants a service charge of approximately 10% is generally added to the bill. It is always identified that this charge is not obligatory, and any more than this is certainly not expected. Taxi drivers do not expect to be tipped, but fares may be rounded up to the nearest Real so no one has to deal with change.