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Geko Hostel & Pousada Paraty

Pinga Festival 2010

Sugar Cane Liquor Festival Paraty 2010

How is the Pinga Festival?


Have you ever been to the Festival da Pinga in Paraty? This festival, also called Cachaça, Culture and Flavours Festival is the true paradise of pinga (sugar cane liquor) lovers and a partiers must: at the Praça da Matriz square there are lots of stands to for regional cachaça tastings.

And it is not only drinking, the programme includes live music: there are samba, forró, pagode and Paraty traditional music shows. And there are also many typical food stands to go along with the Paraty traditional pingas.

2014: from 21st to 24th of August.


The first distilleries in Brazil date back to 1533, at the then São Vicente Captainship, close to Paraty. And since 1600 this beverage has been produced in our colonial city. With time Paraty became the most important pinga producer area in the country. Back then, Colonial subjects use to ask for a shot of "paraty" to refer to any spirit. Therefore pinga became a synonym of Paraty. The quality of Paraty pinga was so famous that it was quite more expensive than the other pinga of Brazil.

At the 17th century there were over 100 distilleries in Paraty, but today there are only six left: Maré Alta, Coqueiro, Corisco, Itatinga, Murycana e Vamos Nessa.

All of these are pingas of incomparable quality, considered among the best amongst the Brazilian traditional distilleries. These distilleries keep the traditional craft of Colonial Paraty alive.

Nowadays, cachaça is not only the most drunk beverage in no Brasil, it is also the third most drunk spirit worldwide.

In 1983, the town started organising the Festival da Pinga. The purpose of this was rescuing and promoting the most typical local production: Paraty pinga, the only by technique and history, that has been traditionally produced for over 300 years.

Don't end up sleeping your hangover in the beach!

Book your accommodation in Paraty and enjoy the Festival da Pinga!

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Brief History of the Festival da Pinga

The Pinga Festival has grown a lot over the years. In the beginning mainly Paraty people assisted to the celebration but today it summons tourists from all over Brazil that meet to taste the unique flavours of the Paraty spirits. The kind most favoured by women are the sweet and the banana pingas, while men usually go for the white and aged cachaças.

The Festival da Pinga was created during the eighties aiming to summon everyone that loves Paraty artistic and culinary culture and promote regional gastronomic production such as quitutes (manuê de bacia, biju or paçoca de banana) and their incomparable craft and, of course, the traditionally made pinga that defined centuries the economy of the city. The ACIP- Commercial and Industrial Association of Paraty organised this party became a city tradition and one of the major events in Paraty.

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So that you avoid unnecessary complications we offer you the option of on-line booking for your transfer from Sao Paulo to Paraty, either from the airport (Aeropuerto Internacional de Guarulhos) or our Pick-up point to the door of your hotel in Paraty.
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Beachfront and near the Paraty Historic Centre!

Our Hostel & Pousada is located in front of Pontal Beach, just a couple of blocks from Paraty Historical Center. We have a lovely view at the Paraty bay and islands.  We have a lovely bar on the beach where we serve our breakfasts. Come relax on our sofas and hamac and enjoy a great view of the sunrise over the Paraty bay and the islands while you sip a hot coffee.

Besides Pontal is the privileged stage of the exciting Paraty Carnival.

We are waiting for you. You are welcome to stay as long as you fancy, we are here waiting for you with an icy cold beer and a beachfront hamac!

just 200 meters away from the Historic Centre
special meals and dinners with live music on our beach bar Geko Chill Bar!
accommodation packages with discounts an all main events



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Accommodation packages on all Paraty main events
breakfast on the beach! with your feet on the sand!
All Rooms have Ensuite Bathroom and AC


Come to Geko Hostel, a Youth Hostel with International Standards and Tropical Atmosphere, and enjoy the best of Paraty!

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Accommodation in Paraty starting at 27.99! Breakfast included. Come and enjoy Paraty in Geko, A blend of a Bed & Breakfast (Pousada), with the atmosphere and prices of a Youth Hostel. A great place to relax, socialise, meet new people and go partying! We offer true beachfront accommodation for your trips at a starting price of only 27.99!



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