Sono Beach

Sono Beach, Paraty: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Sono Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

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HVillar
Cunha, SP15 contributions
Tranquility
Oct 2020 • Solo
Accessible by taxiboat from the Laranjeiras gated community or by hiking a relatively easy trail (recommended) that winds through the Atlantic Rain Forrest. The whole area is within a nature reserve.
The beach never gets very full, tends to have calm waters, and has a few simple bars and restaurants along it. There are also a few options for spending the night.
For the more adventurous, plan a hike to Ponta Negra and from there to the Saco Bravo waterfall, passing by several desolate and picturesque beaches and waterfalls along the way.
Written March 2, 2021
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Ernesto L
Paraty, RJ32 contributions
Paradisiac beach
Oct 2019
Very famous among students, Sono is an awesome place to enjoy the nature. There is a small village with bars, restaurants, lodges and campings.
Written September 9, 2020
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Andres Gonzalez
Belo Horizonte, MG1 contribution
An encounter with the nature
Jan 2019
If there’s a place in Brazil that has captivated me in every single aspect, I reckon that place is Praia do sono, located in the state of Rio de Janeiro, near the cities of Paraty and Trindade.

Praia do sono is a secluded beach, far from all commodities of a popular tourist target, as most of the beaches in the area are.
If you’re looking for classy comforts as five-star hotels, international cuisine restaurants and the hustle and bustle of the bars and pubs of a coastal city, Praia do sono is definitely not for you. Peace, quiet, nature and an unbelievable sense of being far from civilization are some of the traits that this place has to offer.

The beach is worth every effort to get to it, and so the first obstacle you will have to tackle is the difficult reach. There are only two ways to access the beach, either taking a boat that will cost you around 40 reais per person and 20 minutes, or facing a tree-surrounded trail for about one hour and 30 minutes, the latter quite more rewarding and enjoyable, as you will walk quietly through the rainforest accompanied by the sound of birds, insects and sea water as it hits the rocks. Such trail ends with a stair walk, from where you can admire the awaited prize of the on-foot adventure that’s come to an end.

The place’s most common accommodations are camping tents allocated in spaces rented by locals with the same dynamics as a hotel rents you a room. Such places commonly offer basically equipped bathrooms, kitchen, laundry and rustic restaurants and bars. You can either bring your own tent or rent one at the place, the fee waves around 50 reais per day.

Besides the camping and rustic rooms sites, the nearly 2km long beach hosts a small school, a church and a small and slightly overpriced mini-market; there is no pier or port, as the embarkation is done directly on the sand, which means there’s reduced water pollution.

The sun soaked sand separates the warm waters from the trees and offers a perfect spot for beachsports, sunbathing and picnicking. Short and shallow waves embrace the water lovers that can expect nothing less than relaxation submerged in the crystal clear liquid.

Stargazing at night is definitely one of the highlights of the adventure, as the lights are shut down at around 11 pm, leaving the shore illuminated by nothing but the stars and moon, if out.

Praia do sono is also the first step to other beaches and sights of equal paradisiac and natural relevance, such as Jacarézinho waterfall, Ponta negra beach, and Saco Bravo waterfall, a mesmerizing place where a river meets the sea.
In our modern days, days of comfort, days of fully booked hotels and hard to find reservations, places like these bring us closer to nature, to the real thing, places where we can sit down and savour what our planet has for us, untrampled, untouched, as clean and natural as nature can be.
Written October 10, 2019
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Alessandra Alli
Rio de Janeiro, RJ44 contributions
One of my Favourites
Apr 2019 • Couples
Its far from Paraty, but worth every effort. If you have a car, drive to Condominio das Laranjeiras, park at Vila Oratório and hike 3km to this stunning amazing beach! There are plenty of kiosks for lunch, drinks and you can always get a boat back instead of hiking back.
Written April 30, 2019
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davidoffski
Leiden, The Netherlands231 contributions
One of the nicest beaches I have seen
Jan 2019 • Couples
You can reach this beach by boat or by foot. Try walking, to enjoy a nice forest and great views. It is not that hard. Great place to swim and plenty of shade to escape from the sun. Halfway the beach there is a nice restaurant called Encontro de Artes, that serves a good basic meal.
Written January 7, 2019
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Giuliana Roeffero
Sydney, Australia20 contributions
Amazing Hiking!
Sep 2018
We loved the hiking, even more the beach as a prize at the end.
Will definitely go back for camping some time.
Written October 3, 2018
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Hassan Fahmi
Cairo, Egypt33 contributions
Wonderful beach
Jul 2018 • Family
Wonderful beach that you can only reach via a 2 hour hike in the forest or via boat ride. The hike was wonderful and the beach itself is awesome with small local restaurants that serve fresh grilled fish. Very nice!
Written August 10, 2018
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Adrian1993
176 contributions
Perfect
Mar 2018 • Couples
If you are looking for a private beach - this is the place to go!
Go there by hiking (3.5 km, 60 mins approx) - beautiful surrounding and fun hike (a little slippery when wet but totally doable in flip flops).
Beach has many trees with enough shade for everyone, sweet water shower and small huts with good food!
Back, you can either walk or take the boat (35R per person).
Written March 7, 2018
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Thomas B
3 contributions
Ok but not with waves
Jun 2017 • Family
Strong currents. And ask for a life jacket on the boats. Food is good but not cheap. The treck is ok but make sure to take headlamps in case
Written June 5, 2017
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Janvm_11
Rotterdam, The Netherlands113 contributions
Nice beach reached after a tough walk
May 2017 • Couples
We reached this beautiful beach after a tough walk through the woods. We parked our car at a small private parking place where a 3.1 km trail to the beach started. It's an easy to find path, but quite tough to walk. When we walked the pad it was a bit muddy, so we had to be careful not to slip. It took us 70 minutes to reach the beach, but we saw beautiful nature.
In May the beach is quiet and most restaurants are closed, but there was a small restaurant open where we could have a lunch.
An alternative for the trail back is using one of the small boats offed at the beach. They asked 20R per person, but we walked back.
Written May 29, 2017
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