A few hours’ drive along the Costa Verde lay the little town of Paraty, a colonial haunt where we hoped to wind down from the pace of the city. The giant cobbles that line its streets date back to its 17th-century heyday as a gold port, and we passed a pleasant afternoon peering into whitewashed churches and watching hummingbirds flitting from one courtyard garden to another.
But pretty as Paraty is, the real lure for kids lies offshore, where hundreds of idyllic beaches hide among forested islands and headlands. Most visitors explore the area on a day trip by schooner, but there are also a handful of places to stay overnight, and we headed – on a spray-lashed, child-whooping speedboat – for one of the best: Casa Cairuçu. Owned by an Anglo-Brazilian couple, the house is an elegant bungalow tucked into the trees on the Ponta Grossa peninsula. Read the full article here
Source Family Traveller