Fauna and Flora  


 Tarituba, a small caiçara ville

   Tarituba is a small ville of fishermen near of Paraty. It has just one street in “L” that begins in Rio-Santos road and finishes in Santa Cruz
Church
. This saint is patron saint of Tarituba.

The beach stays in a small bay, with calm and serenity water. There are many fishing boats and schooner that can be rented for tour.

Near to sea-shore there are bars where it’s possible to enjoy greatly a shrimp pastry and a cold beer or “caipirinha” made with “pinga” from Paraty.

In Tarituba the restaurants serve typical dishes of regional culinary art like Caldeirada (all sea food together), peixe-maluco (crazy fish), camarão na moranga, pirão etc.

 

The most traditional party is Santa Cruz Party, that happens in the beginning of May. During the party the Folkloric Dance Group presents regional dances.

In June it happenns the São Pedro Party. São Pedro is the patron saint of fishermen. The boats are decorated and fishermen go out around Paraty Bay.

Tarituba was scene of Brazilian movies, soap-opera and a lot of TV advertisements.


In 1992/93, the soap-opera “Mulheres de Areia” was filmed in Tarituba, in which the character Tonho Dalua made
sand women sculptures on the beach.

   

Vamos indo na Ciranda
Mestre Chiquinho de Tarituba: de bailes e histórias

Antonio Eugenio do Nascimento
Pedro José de Bulhões Netto
Simone Ferreira Bulhões
DP&A Editora - 104 p. – 2004 - Inclui CD

Livro sobre a cultura caiçara em Tarituba, que visa à preservação do patrimônio lúdico e do caráter popular das tradições desta comunidade.

   
 
Praia de Tarituba - BR 101 Rodovia Rio-Santos km 541 - Paraty - RJ