Paraty is a preserved Portuguese colonial and Brazilian Imperial municipality with a population of about 36,000. It is located on the Costa Verde, a lush, green corridor that runs along the coastline of the state of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil.

Paraty is known for the cobblestone-paved streets throughout the Historic Centre District. No cars or trucks are allowed in this part of town, only foot traffic or bicycles.
Its wettest month is February. However, sea breezes temper the heat and afternoon rains are common in the summer. It literally poured down during our 3 day visit but the nightlife made up for this. Great bars and restaurants.