Pousada Magia Verde
Travel Blogs from Paraty
Arrving from a 5 hour bus trip from Rio I was treated to a couple of nights in the most picturesque little beach town called Paraty. The cobblestones on the streetz are so uneven its actually painful to walk very far. The colonial villiage is so well looked after, beautiful whitewashed buildings with horse and carts moving up and down the alleyways.
There Re around 55 surrounding islands and ariund 100 beaches.... I was supposed to do ...
... 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.
... to try and help shift the rudder out of the seabed sludge! Such a funny start to the day! Again...we insisted on discount! During the course of the day we drank a few beers and Max the captain smoked about 4 joints and kept playing his wooden flute which he carried everywhere!! So funny! At one point he starts doing Thai Chi on the beach. On the first island he took us on a little tour and all the while playing his flute like the peid piper! The views from the ...
... mothers, we waited a while before putting sun cream on and jumped into the sea. Hannah was desperate for a good swim by now, as a combination of high waves and crocodiles had prevented it on Ilha Grande. We waded in together up to our knees...carried on wading with the water at our knees...kept on wading. By now we were some 100m from the shore, and the water hadn't gotten any deeper. Looking ahead, there were others even further out who hadn't reached deep water. We sighed ...
... or on foot, It is a very picture postcard town with lots of cute houses and arty shops.
We arrived on Friday late afternoon, being party animals we had an early night and went straight to bed! The hostel we choose had no a/c and just had the old fashioned fans in the rooms. We had a restless night, sweating! Woke up to find that the reason for this was that a horrible Australian boy had locked the fan on to him, We thought the Aussies could take the heat!! Not good ...
How has this inn rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility