Agua Viva Pousada
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For our second day we started early to beat the heat fitted out with our hiking boots. We walked ( mainly uphill) for about 4 kms to Palmas Beach, then on to Puossa then another 20 mins to Lopes Mendes, rated one of the top 10 beaches on Trip Advisor. And we immediately understood why .Beautiful wide beach with fine white sand, rocky headlands, and Atlantic Ocean surf which we just had to try ...
... a local spirit with a high alcohol content(terrible straight but ok muddled with lime and sugar.)
Around the early 1700's they discovered gold, diamonds, and semi precious stones nearby. Paraty grew in the 18th century as a strategically important port for exporting the gold mined in Minas Gerais. The town was part of the Royal Road, a route used to export gold in colonial times. When shipments in nearby ...
... and handed it to me. Asked me to come further down from the top of the rock. I grabbed hold of the inch-think rope and felt my feet let go of the rock, swung my body up in the air and jumped straight into that cold water with a big splash! It was so much fun! So refreshing!
I had to do it again… and again… By the third time though, I had a little bit of a rope burn, jumping from the higher take-off point. My hands ...
... I saw my van transfer friend sitting on the beach! Apparently the second stop was the large pier I was walking to. We ended up walking back to town, grabbing dinner on the beach by umbrella light, and then drinking cachaca on the beach under a full moon. It was easily the best meal I've had in Brazil, fish and banana, a surprisingly complimentary dish!
The next day she left in the morning to catch her transfer to the other side of the ...
Paraty is a beautiful colonial town with a very well preserved historical centre. It feels like stepping back into time with the cobblestone streets that are devoid of traffic. I feel like I have said this about most places that we have visited on this trip but I really like it here. Roaming the streets and taking in the beautiful architecture was amazing. It really is a picturesque little spot.
On a recommendation of a friend of a friend, ...