Praia Serena Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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Day 8 - Transfer day. Off to Paraty, an old Portuguese colonial town on the Costa Verde. We had booked our boat/ bus trip with the same company as the Rio transfer, which was great but meant a hot couple of hours waiting in the morning. After a quick hop across to the mainland, we jumped on our minibus for a two hour drive down the Costa Verde. It …
... stares of locals as we abominate their native tongue.
And so to the beautiful and historic town of Paraty, the next destination on our journey. To get here we were in transit for 29 hours, the main bulk being 19 hours on an overnight bus from Florianopolis to Rio de Janeiro where we transferred for the four and a half hour bus ride down the South East Coast, known as the Costa Verde (green coast). ...
... that was used to guard the city and bay from pirates (lots of pirate references all over Paraty) as most of the gold exported from the interior went through Paraty. While we were at the fort there was a lightning flash right above us and it started to rain (this is the closest i've ever been to lighting and the volume of the thunder was unreal). Once stopped we went to the cultural center where an interesting exhibition of political cartoons drawn by ...
Did a hike through the jungle to get to another beach. Fun to hike through the forest but I have never been more sweaty in my life. Really long white sand. Hike took a couple of hours and then we lay on the beach all day. Managed to get a boat back rather than more hiking. Realised back at the hostel that I had got very sunburnt. In the evening we went for a Brazilian BBQ. Had fantastic BBQ'd steak, chicken and fish. Had an early night, all needed to catch up on ...
... from our room made for a big thumbs up from both of us. The day after arriving we did a kayak tour for the day, out amongst some of the islands in the surrounding bay. The weather was glorious and we were joined by another british family. They were largely extremely nice, although the father tended to moan a fair bit. First his seat wasn't right, then he complained the rudder on his kayak was faulty. When he managed to capsize ...