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By Nicole Eberhard, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Just four hours west from Rio de Janeiro, along the Costa Verde, is the picturesque town of Paraty. While easily worth spending more time here, Paraty is the perfect weekend getaway destination thanks to its laid-back vibe and proximity to both Rio and São Paulo.

To call it a charming colonial town would be to grossly undersell Paraty. Yet at the same time, it can hardly be considered undiscovered. With events like the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?