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Paraty is a city in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Founded in 1667, the city still has many aspects of its original Portuguese colonial architecture. This includes and impressive fort and nice central plaza with a stunning church. Another amazing feature of this old port city is the fact that is was designed so that the tide would wash up on the streets to clean out the trash. Outside of the town are several nice islands that are wonderful no matter the time of year. Lastly for the seafood fan this is the city of choice! Therefore if you have a few extra days in Rio and get tired of the big city hop over to this beautiful off the beaten track town and buy some cheap fruit in the local market near the port.
The FLIP has already received some of the great names of world literature such as Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan, Martin Amis, Margaret Atwood, Paul Auster, Anthony Bourdain, Jonathan Coe, Jeffrey Eugenides, David Grossman, Lidia Jorge, Pierre Michon, Rosa Montero, Michael Ondaatje, Orhan Pamuk, Colm Toíbín, Enrique Vila-Matas, Jeanette Winterson, J. M. Coetzee and Marcello Fois.
The nearest airports are located in Rio de Janeiro, with a large number of domestic and international services throughout South America and further away.
Paraty is not the easiest city to get to although it is easier now with more direct buses. The long trip is worth the visit to see an unspoiled place and to eat great food.
|Adventure Hostel Paraty||Rua João Luiz do Rosário,76 Centro||HOSTEL||83|
|Backpackers House Paraty||rua Aldemar Duarte Coelho 20||HOSTEL||84|
|Che Lagarto hostel Paraty||Rua Benina Toledo do Prado, 22||HOSTEL||85|
|Geko Hostel & Pousada Paraty||Rua Orlando Carpinelli, 5||HOSTEL||84|
|Historic Centre Hostel||Rua Dona Geralda 211 Paraty,Rio de Janeiro||Hostel||-|
|Hostel Recanto Azul||Rua Presidente Pedreira, 35||Hostel||81|
|Sereia do Mar Hostel Paraty||Av Jabaquara 33,||Hostel||69|
|Chill Inn Hostel & Pousada Paraty||Rua Orlando Carpinelli, 3 - Praia do Pontal -||HOSTEL||85|
|Paraty Hostel - Casa do Rio||R. Antonio Oliveira Vidal, 120||HOSTEL||81|
|Pousada Acquarela||Rua Joao do Prado, 12||Guesthouse||90|
|Pousada La Dolce Vita||Estrada do Coriscão, sn Coriscão||Guesthouse||-|
|Pousada Magia Verde||RUA 5 – FINAL PORTAL PORTAL||Guesthouse||-|
|Pousada Praia Serena||107 ave Jabaquara||Guesthouse||-|
|Quinta da Floresta||Estrada Paraty-Cunha km7||Guesthouse||-|
|Refron du Mar Bed & Breakfast Paraty||Av. Orlando Carpinelli 7||GUESTHOUSE||86|
|Resort Croce del Sud||Sitio Saracura s/n Morro da Praia Grande Rodovia BR 101 - Km 561||hotel||-|
|Paraty Hotel||Av Roberto Silviera 22||Hotel||78|
|Tabernaculo Hostel||R. Abilio Avelino Coelho, 8 Patitiba||HOSTEL||-|
|Pousada do Careca||Praca do Chafariz, s/nº||GUESTHOUSE||86|
|Samblumba Hostel Trindade||Rua das Flores S/N, Trindade Paraty||Hostel||-|
|Eliconial Paraty Pousada||Rua Sete de Setembro 5 Jabaquara Beach||Guesthouse||-|
|To a Toa Hostel e Pousada||Av.22 de Abril, 10 Praia do Jabaquara, Paraty - RJ||Hostel||-|
|Casa de Bambu||Rua B, Vila D Pedro I||Guesthouse||-|
|Pousada do Tesouro||Rua Benina de Toledo do Prado s/n Paraty RJ||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Pousada Inn Brunello Paraty||Rua Jabaquara, 14 , Praia do Jabaquara||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Pousada Mar a Pé||19 Rua Almirante Barroso Jabaquara||Guesthouse||-|
|Paraty Beach Hostel||Praia do pontal numero 1a Av. Orlando Carpinelli numero 1a||HOSTEL||-|
|Pousada Solar do Algarve||Rua Dr. Derly Ellena, 28 Patitiba||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Paraty Central Hostel||Rua da Matriz, 27 Rua Marechal Santos Dias, 27||HOSTEL||83|
|Paraty Beach Hostel||Avenida Orlando Carpinelli Nº1 Avenida Rua da Praia Nº 1 a||Hostel||-|
|Bossa Nova Hostel||Rua Geraldo Antunes de Vasconcelos 33 Parati||HOSTEL||81|
|Pousada Estalagem||Rua 12 nº 5||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Pousada Vereda Tropical||Estrada do Corrisquinho S/N||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Pousada Aroeira||Marechal Deodoro,s/n Centro Paraty||HOTEL||-|
|Aquarium Beach||Av Jabaquara, 26||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|La Dolce Vita Paraty||Estrada do Coriscão s/n||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Pousada Familiar Pouso do Campo||rua f vila colonial numero 1B, paraty rj grauna, chales rurais, paraty rj||GUESTHOUSE||-|
Internet cafes (Lan houses) are increasingly common, and even small towns often have at least one spot with more or less decent connections.
An increasing number of hotels, airports and shopping malls also offer hotspots for Wi-Fi with your laptop computer or of course smartphone. Sometimes it is free, sometimes you need to register and there is a time limite and sometimes you need to pay a small amount for (day) use.
See also International Telephone Calls
The country calling code to Brazil is: 55. To make an international call from , the code is: 0014. All cities use the following emergency numbers: 190 (police), 192 (medical) and 193 (fire department). However, if you dial 911 or 112 while in Brazil, you will be redirected to the police.
Brazil uses two-digit area codes, and phone numbers are eight digits long. Numbers beginning with digits 2 to 5 are land lines, while eight-digit numbers beginning with digits 6 to 9 are mobile phones.
Public payphones use disposable prepaid cards, which come with 20, 40, 60 or 75 credits. The discount for buying cards with larger denominations is marginal. Phone booths are nearly everywhere, and all cards can be used in all booths, regardless of the owner phone company. Cards can be bought from many small shops, and almost all news agents sell them.
Brazil has 4 national mobile operators: Vivo (Telefónica Group), Claro (Telmex/América Móvil Group), OI and TIM (Telecom Italia Group), all of them running GSM and HSDPA/HSPA+ networks. Pay-as-you-go (pré-pago) SIM cards for GSM phones are widely available in places like newsstands, drugstores, supermarkets, retail shops, etc.
Correios is the national postal service of Brazil. It is a government run postal service and overseen by the Brazilian Ministry of Communications. Post offices are generally open from Monday to Friday from 09:00am to 5:00pm, although post offices located in shopping malls have their own opening hours, usually from 10:00am to 10:00pm. There are no set opening hours at weekends and as post office owners can choose when to open and close. More and more post offices are open until 1:00pm on Saturdays though. You can check things at the nearest post office.
Sending postcards, letters and parcels is a rather straightforward process and services are reliable, though not overly fast when sending post internationally, mostly taking about a week to the USA and Europe, and there is a track-and-trace service for this as well. Domestically, there are both next day as well as more expensive same day delivery options. Stamps are available at post offices, as well as some kiosks or other places where they sell postcards.
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