Trindade’s rainforest offers all levels of trekking and endless opportunities to observe exotic and rare tropical flora and fauna. Striding through the forest, the vibrant ecosystem stretches before you, welcoming, embracing and teaching you real nature in its most natural state. Given the diverse variety of species and habitat in the area, this can be a very absorbing activity and is the finest way to get close to nature, to experiment and understand. It is generally a very thrilling and adventurous experience.
Some of the trails lead to hidden waterfalls where you can take a refreshing bath, some lead you to beautiful almost deserted beaches of clean white sand sometimes inhabited by isolated fishermen villages (the caiçaras).
We can provide you with guides or if you prefer easy to follow maps are available. We can advise you about do’s and don’ts to make your journey one of the most memorable in your travels. Some trails require just one hour or less while longer ones require half to a full day. Arrangements can also be made to combine trekking and boating.
Trail to Praia Brava beach and waterfall.
This trail is easy and does not require trekking boots; sneakers or sandals are just fine. It is reached by a 15-minute walk on the road out of Trindade towards Paraty. Then a small trail in the forest takes you to praia Brava in a 20 minute walk. Praia Brava is a quiet uninhabited isolated beach surrounded by rainforest and is about 500 meters long. Walking on the beach you will cross a small stream of pristine clear water flowing to the sea. Up this rocky stream into the forest takes you to a delightful small waterfall of cool refreshing water.
Trail to Praia do Sono beach and waterfall.
Easy trail with no special footwear required. To get to the starting point you may either take bus no.1040 to Laranjeiras or easily hitchhike for a 10 min. ride. The trail starts at the last bus stop for about a one hour walk in the forest. Beautiful Sono beach, 1,3 km in length with its fine white sand and turquoise waters, is home to a small fishermen village reminding us of Trindade 30 years ago. Without electricity life is of another rhythm. Food and drinks are available in small stalls set up by the caiçaras.
It is possible to camp right on the beach. A small waterfall and natural pools of crystal clear spring water are accessible by a 20 min. trail from the beach.
Trail to Praias Antigos and Antiguinhos beaches.
At the end of Sono beach the trail goes on in moderate trekking. Tight fitting sandals, sneakers or boots are required. It is a 20-minute uphill walk before reaching wild uninhabited Antigos and Antiguinhos beaches, 500 meters long divided by a small rocky point. These deserted beaches not only offer fine white sands and turquoise waters but also springs of drinking water to fill up your bottles.
Trail to praia Ponta Negra beach.
You may extend your trekking on to Ponta Negra fishermen village taking the trail at the end of Antiguinhos beach. It is a one-hour trail of moderate to difficult walk to this small 150 meters beach. Not much has changed thru the years in this small community living of natural resources such as from fishing and manioc plantations. Food, drinks and camping are available in the village.
Many other trails are also available.