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Trindade in Rio de Janeiro

The hidden paradise of Trindade

Trindade is located in the Paraty district, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The island is located in front of the village of Trinidade.


The island is a natural preserve and it is located in the Serra da Bocaina National Park, which has 97.953,00 hectares of preserved areas. In the park you can find several ecosystems such as the Atlantic forest and the high Atlantic forest.

The island is 25 kilometres south east of Paraty.

Brief history of Trindade

In the Trinidade region there are more than fifty well preserved beaches, some of them almost untouched by the hand of man. The most famous ones are the ones next to the small towns of Cepilho, Brava, Cachadaço and Trindade.

During the ?70s the island of Trindade became a hippie refuge. In the ?80s it became a hidden pearl for adventurers who ventured the long and tiresome dirt road (specially the uphill part known as "God Save Me") to finally reach the Paradise-like beaches of Trinidade. However since the ?90s modern tourism has taken over the quiet village. Now the town has kept its tranquil, but it has added some of the comforts of modern life to fulfil the expectation of foreign tourists.

Fishermen villages have been turned into quaint rustic inns and bars. Also several boutiques and small shops were opened and the road was paved.

Archaeological diggings carried out in the ?70s found several pieces of clothing and pottery and bones that belonged to prehistoric tribes. Until those formal digging happened, one of the biggest problems for archaeologists was the destruction of archaeological sites by treasure hunters fuelled by the legends of pirates and hidden treasures.

How to reach Trindade

Trindade Map
Paraty > Trindade (by Car):


Trindade is located 25 kilometres south of Paraty, in the border with Ubatuba. The access road is fully paved. The surrounding forests are preserved and five of the most beautiful beaches in the Paraty area are located here (Brava, Cepilho, Fora, Trindade e Figueiras), as well as a salt water natural pool (the Caxadaço) and some waterfalls.

On the roundabout access to the Historic Centre of Paraty, continue towards Santos. After 18 kilometres you reach the Bairro do Patrimônio roundabout take a left on the uphill access to Trindade.


Paraty > Trindade (by bus):

In the Rodoviária de Paraty (Paraty Bus Station), take the urban bus Paraty-Trindade line.

The fare is R$ 2,60. The service runs from 8am to 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm to 6 pm.

Go to Trindade from Rio de Janeiro, it is well worth the trip!

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