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By Shalina Chatlani, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Tourists to Rio's capital often find themselves smitten by the world famous and beautiful beaches like Copacabana and Ipanema. Cariocas, however, know that equally extraordinary shores lie just outside the city. To experience Rio like a local, it's worth checking out some of the state's other mesmerizing coastlines.

Located about 200km south of Rio, Paraty is a favorite destination location for many residents of Rio with it's rustic environment . . .

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