Discover Costa Verde

Discover Costa Verde

Let yourself be carried away by the beauty of Rio de Janeiro’s Costa Verde, where nature meets history.
The Costa Verde region in the state of Rio de Janeiro is made up of the municipalities of Mangaratiba, Angra dos Reis, Ilha Grande, Paraty, Itaguaí and Rio Claro. This tourist route combines the beauty of the mountains and the sea, fishing villages, historic towns, culture and original, world-renowned cuisine. The name Costa Verde (Green Coast) is a consequence of the significant presence of the Atlantic Rainforest along this stretch of the Brazilian coast.

The region’s exuberant nature is a chapter in itself. There are more than 2,000 beaches, both busy and deserted, a multitude of islands and a landscape protected by the Restinga da Marambaia, and huge walls covered by the Atlantic Rainforest. The sea has various shades of green and is ideal for water and nautical sports.

One of the best-known destinations is Angra dos Reis, especially the district of Ilha Grande, which is the largest island in the Bay of Angra dos Reis and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You could say that nature meets luxury in Angra. Incredibly surrounded by 365 islands, more than 2,000 beaches and diverse marine life, it is considered one of the best diving spots in the country.

When it comes to gastronomy, Paraty is the destination to visit. Today, considered a Creative City of Gastronomy by UNESCO, the city offers the delights of the Gastronomic Festival, the peculiarities of the Cachaça Festival or simply everyday dishes and flavours.

Paraty is also known as a museum city and a reference point for cultural tourism, blending nature and history in an unusual way. The Paraty International Literary Festival is an outstanding cultural event, bringing the best of world literature to the region.

Costa Verde is also a region full of ecological paradises, historic towns, fishing villages and community-based tourism, offering an immersive experience of an authentic and spectacular Brazil.

Unique Experiences to Live in Costa Verde

Unique Experiences to Live in Costa Verde

Vislumbre e Natureza de Paraty
Get a glimpse of Paraty's nature.
The town stands out for its waterfalls. One of them is the Toca das Andorinhas, which forms small pools. The Pedra Waterfall, formed by two waterfalls that are very popular with jeep groups. The Saco Bravo waterfalls are another good option, with their natural rock pools close to the sea.
Mergulhe na Baía de Ilha Grande - FOTO FLICKR EMBRATUR
Diving in Ilha Grande Bay.
The natural beauty is abundant on the surface as well as underwater, making it a popular snorkelling spot. There are 52 documented shipwrecks in the region, at least 14 of which can be visited by divers duly qualified to explore the mysteries of these submerged monuments, which go far beyond mere twisted steel.

Did You Know?

On Ilha Grande it is possible to visit rock cavities that have been carved over time, using stone as a tool to sharpen the weapons of the people who inhabited Ilha Grande hundreds and even thousands of years ago.
In Paraty, on full moon days, the sun and moon are in opposition, attracting water from both sides of the globe. Thus, the shape of the seas becomes more elliptical, with the high tide pointing towards the two celestial bodies. For this reason, high tide happens twice a day.

Did You Know?

On Ilha Grande it is possible to visit rock cavities that have been carved over time, using stone as a tool to sharpen the weapons of the people who inhabited Ilha Grande hundreds and even thousands of years ago.
In Paraty, on full moon days, the sun and moon are in opposition, attracting water from both sides of the globe. Thus, the shape of the seas becomes more elliptical, with the high tide pointing towards the two celestial bodies. For this reason, high tide happens twice a day.
How to get there

By plane
There are daily international flights to Guarulhos airport in São Paulo and Galeão airport in Rio de Janeiro. From these capitals, you can reach the Costa Verde by car or bus.

By Car
The roads to the Costa Verde have excellent infrastructure. Buses and cars are the main ways to get to the cities. From Rio de Janeiro, the quickest option is to take the Rio-Santos motorway. From São Paulo, tourists have the option of the Rio-Santos motorway (which cuts across the entire northern coast of the state), the Dutra motorway and the Ayrton Senna motorway.

Getting around

Boats and motorboats
Boats and motorboats are great options for exploring the cities of the Costa Verde, especially Paraty and Angra dos Reis.

On foot or by bicycle
Within the urban perimeter of cities, it is possible to get around on foot or by bicycle.

Personal Vehicles and Rentals
The best way to get between the cities is to use your own or hired car. Car hire services from São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are available at the airports. Before hiring a car, compare prices and policies between different rental companies. Make sure you have a valid driving licence and follow the local traffic rules.

Taxis and ride-sharing apps
There are taxi services in both Paraty and Angra dos Reis. The services can be requested easily in hotels and on the outskirts of cities.

Useful information

Useful information

Números de teléfono útiles

Riotur - Informações Turísticas
+55 (21) 3460 - 1746
Delegacia do Turista:
+55 (21) 2332 - 2924
Polícia Militar: 190 Samu: 192
Bombeiros: 193

Electricity voltage

110 V

Local climate

Throughout the year, the climate is generally warm, with the summer between November and March being the highlight. The weather is milder between June and August.


Public health services in Brazil are free for foreign tourists. So, if you have an accident, need medical attention or have a health problem, just call the Mobile Emergency Assistance Service (SAMU) on the free number below.

SAMU (Mobile Emergency Assistance Service): 192

Health tips

Drink plenty of water. Brazil is a tropical country, so we recommend that you stay hydrated at all times.

Wear comfortable clothes. Protect your skin from the sun by wearing a hat, cap, sunglasses and sunscreen. Avoid being in the sun between 10am and 4pm.


No vaccinations are required to enter Brazil. However, in some regions of the country, vaccination is recommended before visiting. For example, in regions where cases of yellow fever have been documented. Check for more information before travelling, taking into account the region you are going to.


International tourists can enter Brazil without proof of a Covid test or proof of vaccination.


Brazil is a country that is increasingly investing in public safety and is strengthening security in tourist destinations. Tourists wishing to visit the country can travel with peace of mind.

In the event of an incident, there are police stations throughout the country. In most capital cities, there are also specialised tourist police stations. If you’re in a city that doesn’t have a Tourist Support Centre, you can file a complaint at any police station. It’s more protection and safety for you, the tourist visiting Brazil. For more information on Tourist Support Centres, visit

Emergency numbers

You can call these toll-free numbers from any phone. Most of them are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


190: Military Police

192: Emergency Medical Assistance (SAMU)

193: Fire Brigade

191: Federal Highway Police

Climate and temperature

The climate is predominantly tropical, with some variations around 28°C in the north and around 20°C in the south.

Currency and exchange

The currency in Brazil is the REAL (R$). It can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change, travel agencies and authorised hotels. The official exchange rate is published daily in newspapers and on specialised websites. International credit cards are accepted by most companies providing services to tourists.

For more information on exchange rates, visit the website of the Central Bank.


To make a direct international call, dial 00 + operator code* + country code + area code + phone number. For direct or collect calls from abroad, with the help of bilingual operators, dial 0800 703 2111.

*Check with your hotel reception for the operator codes activated for international calls.

Digital Nomadism

Have you ever thought about working in the breeze of breathtaking landscapes of Rio de Janeiro? It’s no surprise that Brazil is an excellent destination for holidays and trips. What visitors may not know, however, is that they can reside in the country and work remotely. Digital nomadism, a lifestyle that allows you to work remotely while travelling, is gaining more and more popularity, and Brazil offers an ideal environment for this global community of travellers. To do this, they need to fulfil the following requirements:

  • Be employed by a foreign company.
  • Be able to work remotely.
  • Provide evidence of a monthly income of US$1,500 or more or evidence of bank funds of US$18,000 or more.
  Digital Nomad visas are valid for one year but are renewable for equal periods. Visitors can apply whether or not they are currently in Brazil. Further information and other requirements.


The visa is the document issued by Brazilian consulates abroad that allows foreigners to enter and stay in the country. Citizens of Mercosur countries do not need a visa to enter and stay in Brazil, they only need to present their passport or a valid identity document. Visitor visas may be issued for tourism, business, transit, artistic or sports activities, and the stay may not exceed ninety days.

Do you need a visa?
To find out whether you need a visa to travel to Brazil, consult the Consular Portal. Brazil has a visa policy based on the principle of reciprocity. This means that all countries that require Brazilian citizens to obtain visas to enter their territory also require visas to enter Brazil. According to Brazil’s current migration legislation (Law 13.445/2017), visa exemptions can only be granted by the Brazilian authorities on a reciprocal basis, through a bilateral agreement on the matter. Brazil has bilateral visa waiver agreements with about 90 countries.

Where to apply for a visa?
Itamaraty is the Brazilian government agency responsible for issuing visas, which is done through Brazilian embassies, consulates general, consulates and vice-consulates abroad. Citizens of other countries wishing to obtain a visa to travel to Brazil should contact Brazilian consular offices abroad for more information on how to apply.

Electrical voltage

The electrical voltage in Brazil varies between 110V and 220V, depending on your location. Most Brazilian hotels supply both voltages, while portable transformers can be found in many specialised shops.


The official language is Brazilian Portuguese.


Das Visum ist das von brasilianischen Konsularvertretungen im Ausland ausgestellte Dokument, das Ausländern die Einreise und den Aufenthalt im Staatsgebiet ermöglicht. Für die Einreise und den Aufenthalt in Brasilien benötigen Bürger von Mercosur-Mitgliedsländern kein Visum, sondern lediglich die Vorlage eines gültigen Reisepasses oder Ausweises.Das Besuchsvisum kann für Reisen zu touristischen, geschäftlichen, Transit-, künstlerischen oder sportlichen Zwecken erteilt werden, wobei der Aufenthalt neunzig Tage nicht überschreiten darf.

Benötigen Sie ein Visum?
Um herauszufinden, ob Sie für die Reise nach Brasilien ein Visum benötigen, schauen Sie im Konsularportal nach. Brasilien führt eine Visumerteilungspolitik ein, die auf dem Prinzip der Gegenseitigkeit basiert. Das bedeutet, dass fast alle Länder, die von brasilianischen Staatsbürgern ein Visum für die Einreise in ihr Hoheitsgebiet verlangen, auch ein Visum für die Reise nach Brasilien benötigen. Nach der aktuellen brasilianischen Migrationsgesetzgebung (Gesetz 13.445/2017) können die brasilianischen Behörden Visumbefreiungen nur auf Gegenseitigkeitsbasis und im Rahmen einer bilateralen Vereinbarung in dieser Angelegenheit gewähren. Brasilien hat mit rund 90 Ländern bilaterale Vereinbarungen über die Befreiung von der Visumpflicht.

Wo kann man ein Visum beantragen?
Itamaraty ist die brasilianische Regierungsbehörde, die für die Erteilung von Visa zuständig ist, die über brasilianische Botschaften, Generalkonsulate, Konsulate und Vizekonsulate im Ausland erfolgt. Staatsangehörige anderer Länder, die ein Visum für die Reise nach Brasilien erhalten möchten, müssen sich an die brasilianischen Konsularvertretungen im Ausland wenden, um weitere Informationen zu dem Antrag zu erhalten.


Le visa est le document délivré par les représentations consulaires brésiliennes à l’étranger qui permet aux étrangers d’entrer et de séjourner sur le territoire national. Les citoyens des pays membres du Mercosur n’ont pas besoin de visa pour entrer et séjourner au Brésil. Il leur suffit de présenter leur passeport ou une pièce d’identité en cours de validité. Les visas de visite peuvent être accordés pour des voyages de tourisme, d’affaires, de transit, d’activités artistiques ou sportives, et le séjour ne doit pas excéder quatre-vingt-dix jours.

Avez-vous besoin d’un visa ?
Pour savoir si vous avez besoin d’un visa pour vous rendre au Brésil, consultez le Portail consulaire. Le Brésil adopte une politique de visas basée sur le principe de réciprocité. Cela signifie que presque tous les pays qui exigent des visas des citoyens brésiliens pour entrer sur leur territoire auront également besoin de visas pour se rendre au Brésil. En vertu de la législation brésilienne actuelle en matière de migration (loi 13.445/2017), les exemptions de visa ne peuvent être accordées par les autorités brésiliennes, sur une base réciproque, qu’au moyen d’un accord bilatéral sur le sujet. Le Brésil a conclu des accords bilatéraux d’exemption de visa avec environ 90 pays.

Comment obtenir un visa ?
L’Itamaraty est l’organisme gouvernemental brésilien responsable de l’octroi des visas, qui s’effectue par l’intermédiaire des ambassades, consulats généraux, consulats et vice-consulats brésiliens à l’étranger. Les citoyens d’autres pays souhaitant obtenir un visa pour se rendre au Brésil doivent contacter les représentations consulaires brésiliennes à l’étranger pour obtenir plus d’informations sur la demande.