Pousada Villa del Rey
Travel Blogs from Paraty
... plazas and sidewalk cafes came to life with live music. The town was in party mode and we joined in with the festivities.
Paraty's biggest draw is its astounding assortment of 55 islands and 100 beaches nearby. We got out on a boat to visit some of the more remote and idyllic sands, enjoying a very relaxing day.
Onward bus to Angra, 2 hours, followed by catamaran to Ilha Grande, 45 minutes.
... More on that later... The truck is larger than the African Intrepid truck and the set up is as impressive. Maybe a bit more so because there are roof seats. This type of travel is called an Overland Tour, meaning it's an across continent adventure. Due to the size of the continent and vast distances that need to be covered, we will always have two truck drivers. Hannah and Sam, for this leg only, are also responsible for the organisational duties as well as driving.
Our boat departed Ilha Grande at 1. Luckily as the hostel was quite quiet they let us hang around there after check out so we didn't have to lug our bags around. Which worked out ideal because it was a miserable rainy day and actually we didn't want to be wandering around in that anyway. We just chilled out at the hostel, uploaded some photos, charged our phones/kindles and at breakfast we were ...
... the bays. There was our tour group and one other from G Adventures. It was a big boat and it had 4 different stops where you could dive off the boat and swim. There were lots of Caprinhas flowing and everyone had a good time. It was pretty special to be able to just jump in from the top deck of a boat into nice warm waters with beautiful surroundings. I probably drank too much, but had a good time none the less.
... resulted with me and jenny skinny dipping and jumping off the peer! I love this girl.. so very genuine, down to earth and hilarious.
The following day i woke up to blue sunny skys so i knew iŽd have to power through this stinking hangover and make the most of it. So after breakfest which by the way mostly consisted of cake and sweets, which is alittle odd.. i would make my way to lopez mendez through easily one of the best trails on ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking