Moving on from my love of the Pousada Guarana, I'll show you a little of what we did while we were in Paraty.
The colonial historic center of Paraty is very cute, but a bit touristy. We enjoyed walking around, but I could imagine that if the streets were thronged with other tourists that I wouldn't like it at all. One of the nights we were there was a Saturday night, and I felt like it was a fake town. No one seemed to actually live there - it was just restaurants and gift shops and pousadas and tourists walking around on the cobbled streets. (Cobbled streets is generous. Some of them are just plain rocky, and after a while, it gets tiring to walk around!) At one point we wandered outside of the center and discovered the "real" Paraty, which was much poorer looking, but also much more real. We didn't go that far into it though because I was carrying my dSLR (in a bag) and we just weren't sure how safe it would be (read on the internet about safety in Brazil and you'll never want to step foot in the country!).
Anyway, the historical center is very cute, so here are some pictures I took while we were wandering around (again, click to enlarge)...
when high tides flooded the streets and then receded
and, walking around at night.