109 Places Rated: 2008
A Best-Rated Place
"Between the emerald green Bocaina Mountain National Park range and the magnificence of clear-water Ilha Grande Bay lies a rare beauty that has remained almost unchanged for over 250 years. Stone-paved streets, baroque churches, rain forests, and colonial houses. Paratí has more than 60 islands and around 300 unforgettable beaches."
"Lovely and well-preserved colonial town; nearby coastline spectacular; despite proximity to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo, this feels authentic and non-touristy."
"Car-free and beautifully preserved."
"Well-trained guides and educational programs for locals and visitors would assist with the area's maintenance and protection."