Trindade

Trindade is a village in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, 30km south of Paraty.

It has some of the best beaches in Brazil, and is also surrounded by luxuriant Mata Atlantica rainforest. Whether it's surfing, hiking, swimming in natural pools, visiting waterfalls or just relaxing on one of the many beaches, it's a great little place to visit.

Get in

By bus or private van from Paraty, 45 minutes. Buses are every hour, on the hour, until 10pm. Minivans also leave every hour from the main street in Paraty. Buses and vans cost R$3 per person.

Get around

The town is compact, and walking is the best way to get around. Praia Meio is a 5-10 min walk; the more tranquil Cachadaço beach is another 10-15 min past that, through a well marked path (the entry can be hard to spot, but once on the trail it is easy). At the end of Cachadaço, another trail will take you to the natural swimming pool. 35 min from town to the pool.

If you do not wish to walk the trails, boats will take you from Meio to the pool and return, R$10 per person each way.

See

Boulders at Praia do Melo

Nature. A great variety of singing insects, beautiful morpho butterflies, wonderful fish species and some small mammals can be spotted in the forested hills.

Do

Buy

Eat

Drink

The restaurants lining the beach have decent, well stocked bars; beer is the best option, unless you want to remortgage the house for cocktails.

Sleep

There are many small hotels and camping sites in the village. There are at least 4 hostels, check www.hostelworld.com.

Connect

2 internet cafés in town, though the connections are very, very poor. 3G internet is a better option, if you have a dongle or can borrow one. Full 3G signal everywhere in town.

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