Rediscovered in the late 20th century, Parati, 240 km from Rio de Janeiro, has more and more importance as a tourist pole : A natural development for this small town, that presents a very harmonious architectural and historical compound and in the back a protected bay with 300 beaches and 65 idyllic islands.
A harbor, very active during the sugar cane, gold and coffee periods, Parati, was then forgotten. The construction of a road connecting Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo through the mainland isolated this city at the end of the 19th century. By an irony of the destiny, it was exactly this fact that allowed maintaining intact the stone streets and the colonial constructions of the Historical Center, creating thus a genuine museum under on open sky. Classified as a National Monument in 1966, Parati seeks now the title of Patrimony of Humanity and it’s only a question of time.
DAfter the inauguration of the Rio - Santos highway in 1974, Parati became important again, and this time stimulated by the tourism. Not so far from the main economic centers of the country, Parati harbors in its more than 180 accommodations and charming inns and resting places many Brazilian tourists and foreigners. They come to Parati to appreciate the architectonic complex of the 18th century, its religion and folkloric traditions, still intact, the rich vegetation of “Mata Atlântica”, an environmental reserve that still preserves what remained of the tropical forest that previously covered the entire Brazilian coast.
In this context, the local
real estate market offers excellent opportunities to the investors.
As an example of possibilities of investment, you find Porto
Paraty - Aldeia do Engenho à Vapor, a project developed by
Brazilian and French people seduced by the beauty of Parati and the “Ilha