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Santa Rita Chapel, the oldest church in Paraty

Costa Verde is a region of the state of Rio de Janeiro. It is bordered by the Valley Region and São Paulo State to the north, and Grande Rio to the east.


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The Costa Verde ("Green Coast") is the area surrounding the conjoined Bays of Ilha Grande and Sepetiba, with Ilha Grande occupying a position between them. It was an area of great importance in the colonial history of Brazil, and today many of the towns have a well preserved historic downtown. That, in combination with beautiful mountains and beaches, plus 365 islands in the twin bays, attracts a great many tourists, both weekender locals from Rio de Janeiro and travellers from across Brazil and around the world.

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