In the middle of the Mata Atlantica rain forest lies Trindade – Paraty RJ, home to some of the most amazing beaches in the country surrounded by breath taking nature. Previously known as a fishing and hippie village, today the beautiful Trindade beaches and hikes, as well as excellent surf & yoga possibilites have become more noticed and the village transitioned to a popular holiday destination but kept its’ overwhelming natural beauty and laid-back vibe. It is one of those truly special places where you instantly get absorbed by the atmosphere, yet it is still relatively unknown by foreign tourists compared to the popular nearby destinations Paraty and Ilha Grande.
Things to do in trindade
How to get here
As we are located just on the border of the states São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, we are never too far away for a visit. Just hop on the bus to Paraty and from the same bus station where you arrive, get on the local bus to Trindade! (It takes less than an hour)
The 6 main Trindade beaches are Praia Brava, do Cepilho, da Fora, dos Ranchos, do Meio and Caxadaço, which are all within easy walking distance of the hostel . In the near surroundings you also find Praia do Sono and Antigos, perfect for a day trip. To explore all these beaches needs a minimum of 2 days, but we recommend 4-5 days so you have time to properly enjoy all of them.
Hikes and tours
There are several excursions to do in Trindade and we organize free local hiking tours to the popular waterfall Pedra que Engole (The rock that swallows), the stunning Natural Swimming Pools and the viewpoint Indian’s Head. We can also organize boat tours, fishing trips, Parasailing and longer hikes to destinations such as Ponta Negra. There are several maps at the Hostel and we gladly help you get the most out of your visit!
Trindade is famous for surf and offers some of the best breaks in the state. Praia do Cepilho is the main break, but there are also breaks at Caxadaço and Brava. There is a selection of boards available for hire at the hostel, surf lessons are also available through the hostel with a local teacher.
Trindade is surrounded by nature and many come here to seek peace of mind. We do daily yoga at the hostel, without instructor (we follow a YouTube channel), but we also organize classes with an international instructor at the hostel or at the beach on demand.