Angra dos Reis is a very nice and sunny beach resort, located approximately two hours south of Rio de Janeiro. There are 365 islands and more than 2,000 beaches.
The small coastal village of Parati is a virtual museum within a tropical paradise. It is located 125 miles southeast of Rio and possesses one of the finest “collections” of classical 18th century Portuguese colonial buildings. In the early 1700’s Parati was a major gold shipping port. Automobile traffic is forbidden inside the city in order to preserve the tranquil ambience.