Brazil’s Costa Verde is a mountainous coastline stretching between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, a land of lush forest and beautiful Atlantic beaches. This is a weekend playground for city folk – but head away from those urban behemoths and you can still find your own little bit of paradise.
However, the jewel in the crown of the ‘Green Coast’ is the gorgeous colonial town of Paraty. The cobbled streets of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site are lined with pretty, whitewashed restaurants, shops, galleries and guesthouses.
Paraty’s old centre has some enticingly characterful accommodation, but for a more exclusive escape, head across the bay to Casa Cairuçu, a private house on a car-free peninsula, built with love by an Anglo-Brazilian family. The three wood-floored en-suite bedrooms open onto a sea-facing veranda, and a housekeeper is on hand to prepare simple meals. Read the full article here