Everybody knows about the city of Rio de Janeiro, but also the coast outside of the city is wonderful. Great for relaxing at the beaches, diving, visiting historic towns. Who was there once usually wants to return again.
The southern coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro is also called costa verde (green coast), because it is mainly covered with atlantic rainforest, the northern coast is called costa do sol (sun coast).
Paraty with its historical center makes you feel back in the 18th century. From here you can start a walk on the caminho de ouro, the gold trail, which reaches far to the inner of Brazil, City as the trail are world heritages. But Paraty offers much more.
Angra dos Reis, famous for its more than 300 islands with green ocean and beaches, also the Ilha Grande (big island) makes you feel in another world.
Costa do Sol
Búzios was discovered in the sixties of the last century by the French actress Brigitte Bardot and changed from a small fisher village to one of the internationally most famous places in Southern America.
Our presentation of places in the state of Rio de Janeiro on the left starts in the north with Búzios and continues going south with Rio de Janeiro, Angra dos Reis and Paraty.