Parati assumed a prominent position during the intense mining exploration in Minas Gerais, being an important port of departure.
With the end of exploration, it went into decline, keeping the characteristics of colonial times intact.
This, and the exceptional environmental framework, justified its declaration as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Highlights in Parati:
Strolling along the city’s uneven pavements that remind us of Óbidos is an outstanding experience, as is navigating the bay, sharing access to beautiful beaches and islands with Angra dos Reis.
Hidden in the forest, Paraty-Mirim is a short detour.