Ilha Grande

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Lopes Mendes Beach showing tropical scenes, general coastal views and a sandy beach

Take boat trips, go diving in crystalline water and snap memorable photos of jagged coastline, remote beaches and peaceful islands.

Ilha Grande Bay has a scenic, undulating shoreline and verdant islands. Its old-fashioned colonial towns and sleepy fishing villages complement the array of islets with stunning beaches and rainforest trails. Travel along the coast to enjoy the full range of intriguing towns, villages and islands that make up this marvelous bay area.

Among the most iconic of the countless islands off Rio de Janeiro State’s coast is Ilha Grande. Arrive at Vila do Abraão and visit the bars, restaurants and hostels facing its picturesque port. Stroll along Abraão Beach at night and listen to drums and live music emanating from clubs.

Outside the main town, much of this island consists of remote and undeveloped scenery. Trek along the Atlantic rainforest trails to find secluded beaches and coves. Enjoy the seafood in coastal restaurants and go snorkeling to see colorful fish along such sandy stretches as Abraaozinho Beach and Crena Beach. The standout shoreline is Lopes Mendes Beach, which lies at the end of a hilly forest trail, where monkeys and parrots dwell.

Back on the mainland is the port town of Angra dos Reis. Wander through the old town to see ecclesiastical gems, such as the Santa Luzia Church and the Matriz Church. Travel west to the quaint colonial outpost of Paraty, known for its narrow cobbled lanes and peaceful plazas. Look around the Paraty Historic Center and stroll along the wooden pier of Paraty Wharf. Make a daytrip to Trindade to relax on Cachadaço Beach or Cepilho Beach.

From the city of Rio de Janeiro, drive west for 100 miles (160 kilometers) to reach the port of Angra dos Reis. Take a boat from the marine station to the port in Vila do Abraão on Ilha Grande. The island lies in the Atlantic Ocean and most of it is within the Ilha Grande State Park.

Ilha Grande Bay is a mesmerizing region with an eclectic range of activities as well as serene, sandy havens.

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Casa da Ilha, Paraty, RJ
Situated on the beach, this romantic holiday home is steps away from Araujo Island, Tamoios Ecological Station and Grande Beach. Serra da Bocaina National Park ...
1/5 (1 review)
Casa horrivel-nao corresponde com as fotos
"Aluguei essa casa para passar o fim de ano e ao chegar com as compras vimos que a casa esta localizada em frente a um esgoto/canal aberto. A cozinha da casa tinha fezes de ratos e os quartos cheira a mofo, colchoes com acaros e mofo humido, banheiros em estado terrivel. Nao fiquei POIs a casa nao ..."

Reviewed on 6 May 2020

HOME ISLAND-PARATY-ISLAND ARAUJO-FRONT KM 561 RIO-SANTOS ROAD
Ocean Front House - Araújo Island
Ocean Front House - Araújo Island
Ilha do Araújo, Paraty, RJ
Situated in Paraty, this holiday home is steps away from Araujo Island, Tamoios Ecological Station and Grande Beach. Serra da Bocaina National Park and Praia ...
Ocean Front House - Araújo Island
House with lush sea views
House with lush sea views
Ilha do Araújo, Paraty, RJ
Situated near the beach, this holiday home is steps away from Araujo Island and Grande Beach. Serra da Bocaina National Park and Cachaca Maria Izabel are also ...
House with lush sea views
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
HOME ISLAND-PARATY-ISLAND ARAUJO-FRONT KM 561 RIO-SANTOS ROAD
HOME ISLAND-PARATY-ISLAND ARAUJO-FRONT KM 561 RIO-SANTOS ROAD
Casa da Ilha, Paraty, RJ
The price is AU$258 per night from 7 Dec. to 7 Dec.
Situated on the beach, this romantic holiday home is steps away from Araujo Island, Tamoios Ecological Station and Grande Beach. Serra da Bocaina National Park ...
1/5 (1 review)
Casa horrivel-nao corresponde com as fotos
"Aluguei essa casa para passar o fim de ano e ao chegar com as compras vimos que a casa esta localizada em frente a um esgoto/canal aberto. A cozinha da casa tinha fezes de ratos e os quartos cheira a mofo, colchoes com acaros e mofo humido, banheiros em estado terrivel. Nao fiquei POIs a casa nao ..."

Reviewed on 6 May 2020

HOME ISLAND-PARATY-ISLAND ARAUJO-FRONT KM 561 RIO-SANTOS ROAD
Ocean Front House - Araújo Island
Ocean Front House - Araújo Island
Ilha do Araújo, Paraty, RJ
Situated in Paraty, this holiday home is steps away from Araujo Island, Tamoios Ecological Station and Grande Beach. Serra da Bocaina National Park and Praia ...
Ocean Front House - Araújo Island
House with lush sea views
House with lush sea views
Ilha do Araújo, Paraty, RJ
Situated near the beach, this holiday home is steps away from Araujo Island and Grande Beach. Serra da Bocaina National Park and Cachaca Maria Izabel are also ...
House with lush sea views
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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