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Gastronomy: Camarão Casadinho
A typical dish of the caiçara cuisine, it received this name thanks to its appearance: two large shrimps, like a sandwich, filled with a spicy ground and fried shrimp farofa (toasted manioc flour), tied up and fried in oil. It is difficult to find the dish during the shrimp's reproductive period (between February and May), when fishing is forbidden.

Carnival atmosphere: festival at Paraty

As book lovers from around the world descend on Paraty for a star-studded festival, Rory Ross finds out what gives this sleepy, whitewashed Brazilian town its novel appeal
(Rory Ross, The Independent)

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Remarkable Features

Paraty: nature, history and culture living together in harmony. Visiting the Historic Center, which was been put under trust of the National Historic Patrimony since 1999, is a real travel through time....

Paraty: Historic City, National Monument

The city was founded in 1667, around the Church of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, Patroness of the city. It had a great economic importance due to the sugar cane mills (more than 250), and was considered...

Gastronomy: Camarão Casadinho

A typical dish of the caiçara cuisine, it received this name thanks to its appearance: two large shrimps, like a sandwich, filled with a spicy ground and fried shrimp farofa (toasted manioc flour), tied...