In September, I went for a 4 days trial in Paraty with a group of 9 peoples. Indeed, it was a free day on Thursday which allows us to take a big weekend. The Wednesday night, at officially 7h but practically, because of Brazilian time, we left Belo Horizonte at 11h. We drove all night, with a rented car and another car from friends, and we arrived a bit tired in Paraty. We visite Party for one hour and then we took a boat (see the picture) during 2 hours to bring us at 12h where we were supposed to begin the trail. There, we walk for 12 km and arrive in Martin de sà, a really paradisiac beach where we swam in the wave for around 2 arround. There the water is warm. At night, the moon arises and a mystic atmosphere occurs on the beach. However, due to our tiredness, we went to sleep around 8h.
The second day was the hardest day, we walk for 20 km in the jungle. The trail was really stiff and with the weight of the backpack, we were able to walk at only 1km/h at some location. We pass by the beach of Cairucus das Pedra, awesome beach with a swimming pool. We arrived almost at night in a house made off bamboo were we pass the night, (illegaly ?) instead of going down to the village called Ponta Negra to make some economy for the night. However, in order to enjoy the beach, we went there and I meet a fisherman in his house right on the beach. We communicate with difficulty due to my bad Portuguese level. In this village, they don’t have electricity but few peoples live there all years there thanks to tourism. This guy was an apnea man and told me that nowadays, he sees more and more trash as the plastic bag, plastic bottles, in the ocean. After this good time on the beach we went back to the bamboo house but we get lost on our way home because the dark surrounded us.
The third day was more chill. The group divided in two, some went to a waterfall when other stay on the beach during the morning. I decided to enjoy the beach and to swim and climb rocks. The afternoon, we all walk until Praia de sono. This place is more touristic and there are a lot of camping and bars there. We arrived when it was dark and we went to a concert bar were a band was playing live. After, we decided with Nicole to a midnight bath: really funny experience.
The fourth day and the last one, we decided to chill until late afternoon on the beach of de Sono: swimming in the wave, slackline, caipirinha and acai on the beach… THE PARADISE !!! Unfortunately, because every good thing has an end, we needed to live and we took a bus to Paraty, and drove home at night in Belo Horizonte.
To conclude, this moment was really awesome and I really felt in holiday. The trail was hard but know that every night you will be able to see and enjoy the ocean really help me and push me forward. Moreover, walk with people make you really close to them. I really recommend anyone have this kind of experiment !!!