Fodor's Expert Review Fazenda Bananal
Paraty Educational Institution Fodor's Choice
Drive 15 minutes inland from Paraty to this immaculately restored colonial fazenda (farm), where you can feast on delicious farm-to-table food in the light-filled restaurant before exploring the museum, tropical gardens, and working farm. Simple yet evocative, it gives a striking insight into the area's history and future potential. The farm welcomes thousands of local children every year to learn about sustainability and agricultural conservation, and any surplus organic food produced on-site is given to employees, the church, and the elderly in the region.