Paranagua Bay is the state’s largest. Its lagoon estuary is considered the third most important in Brazil. Covering an area of 677 thousand square kilometers, it contains several smaller bays and many islands that support fishing communities and the Port of Paranagua.
Four hundred years of history await visitors to the City of Paranagua (Portuguese). The indigenous Carijo people lived on the island of Cotinga. Colonial landmarks that survive today include the 1767 Fort of Nossa Senhora dos Prazeres (Portuguese), the Baroque Museum of Archeology and Popular Art, the Sao Benedictus church, and a glorious 17th Century fountain.
Travelers can walk its quiet streets, stroll along the river, and take in marvelous views of the sea. You’ll find restaurants offering delicious local cuisine and a lively nightlife.
The Port of Paranagua is located in southern Brazil, where temperatures are usually cooler. Paranagua is known for its hot summers and warm winters. In the summer (December to February), temperatures can reach 40°C (104°F). The coolest months of the year are from July to September, when average highs are from 21°C (70°F) to 12°C (54°F).