How to get there

By car from São Paulo (aproximatly 300 kms and 4 hours driving)

There are 3 options:

  • Route I: Rodovia Dutra or Ayrton Senna/Carvalho Pinto* till São José dos Campos. Then, Rodovia Tamoios till Caraguatatuba and, after that, BR-101 (Rio-Santos) till Paraty, passing by Ubatuba.

Obs.: Although it´s possible to appreciate the longest coastline, this is the slowest way, mainly between Caraguatatuba and Ubatuba.

  • Route II: Rodovia Dutra or Ayrton Senna/Carvalho Pinto* till Taubaté. Then, Rodovia Osvaldo Cruz till Ubatuba and, after that, BR-101 (Rio-Santos) till Paraty.

Obs.: The driver must take a lot of attention and care in the sharp curves along the mountain ridge. But it´s only 7 kms of this beautiful Peace of the Serra do Mar (Sierra of the Sea).

  • Route III: Rodovia Dutra or Ayrton Senna/Carvalho Pinto* till Guaratinguetá. Then, take the direction of Cunha and, after that, keep driving in the direction of Paraty. Arriving in Paraty, go 10 kms in the direction of Ubatuba.

Obs.: This is the shortest route. Between Cunha and Paraty, in the Serra (Sierra) da Bocaina, depending on the visibility, the best view to the Bay of Paraty can be appreciated.

By bus from São Paulo.

The only bus company that makes this trip is Reunidas Paulista.  Click here to go to the website.

* Rodovia Ayrton Senna becomes Carvalho Pinto after some kms between São Paulo and São José dos Campos.

By car from Rio de Janeiro  (aproximatly 250 kms and 3,5 hours driving)

BR-101 in the direction of the South Coast of Rio de Janeiro State (Costa Verde) passing by Itaguaí, Mangaratiba and Angra dos Reis. Keep driving 10 kms in BR-101 in the direction of Ubatuba, ater passing the entrance of Paraty.

By bus from Rio de Janeiro.

The only bus company that makes this trip is Costa Verde.  Click here to go to the website.