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On the Costa Verde between Rio De Janeiro and Sao Paolo is a gem of BrazilGÇÖs past colonial times, Paraty. It continues to be protected by the rusty old canons and dense walls of the Forte Defensor Perpetuo that is situated just outside the town. The Guaiana Indios once lived in this region and offered timber and spices to the first European seafarers that came to the region.
In the nineteenth century, coffee and sugar cane were successfully grown in the region around Paraty. This brought a period of prosperity and in 1863 there were about a hundred and fifty distilleries. Colourful times introduced much flamboyant architecture and Paraty became the colonial treasure that it is today.