Recommended Stay 3 days/2 nights.
Ilha Grande [or the Big Island in Portuguese] is made up of mountainous Atlantic rainforest, historic ruins, and beautiful wild beaches. The entire island is a State Park with limited development and a ban on cars, so as to preserve its natural beauty. Ilha Grande offers a plethora of scenic hikes along properly signposted trails. Here you will meet a variety of local parrots, monkeys, hummingbirds, and butterflies. Snorkeling and diving are also at a premium below the wonderfully warm, quiet waters of the island. Many beaches require a short boat ride; however, they are easy to get to via an abundant amount of local water taxis. Along the main road, close to the dock, you will find a small variety of restaurants with tables placed in the sand, ready to feed you with local lunch and cold drinks.
Local Tour Options.
Boat Rides – Explore Local Beaches
Snorkeling & Diving
Distance from Rio by Private Transfer:
4.5 hours [including boat transfer]
Why we Love Ilha Grande:
1) lopes mendes beach
2) jungle hikes
3) rustic beach town
Stay. Vila Pedra Mar.
Vila Pedra Mar is located in the quaint village of Praia Vermelha [Red Beach] with just over 150 inhabitants and a handful of restaurants and bars. According to locals, the Red Beach gained its name from an Indian legend that says over 550 years ago bonfires on the beach were so prominent that it turned the sand red. Today’s main village activity is fishing and growing commercial seaweed. Once you arrive on Ilha Grande, you will be greeted by a local boat taxi to take you a short distance to the bed & breakfast. Boasting three suites, a terrace sun deck and a private jetty, this eco-friendly Pousada will give you a delicious taste of rustic Brazil.
Beachfront Property | Breakfast Included | Bar | Free Wifi | Air Conditioning | English Spoken
Rio Transport to ILHA GRANDE
Private Transfers Available for Individuals, Groups, Families, and Corporate Clients.
Make your trip even easier. Choose your departure time and we will punctually arrive to collect you. If you are looking for a simple and secure way to travel between Rio de Janeiro and Ilha Grande, we will make sure you arrive safely and comfortably to your final destination.
Available on Request: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish Speaking Drivers.
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