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ILHA GRANDE | BRAZIL

Why Visit Ilha Grande in Brazil?

"With picture perfect tropical beaches and lush Atlantic rainforest, chilled out Ilha Grande is a rustic but beautiful island retreat."

Ilha Grande is a pristine island located just off Brazil’s Costa Verde a couple of hours drive outside of Rio. Accessed from the mainland by a short ferry ride, the island which is covered in virgin Atlantic forest is also a protected nature reserve. The island has a colourful history, once inhabited by pirates, then a leper colony and later a high security prison. Vila do Abraão is the main town yet it is still fairly sedate with dirt roads and a pretty pink church. No cars are allowed on the island which has helped to retain the low key atmosphere and protect the environment.

Map of Ilha Grande in Brazil

When is the Best Time to Visit Ilha Grande in Brazil?

The high season for visiting Ilha Grande is between November and February when it is hottest. September and October and March until May are also great times to go for less crowds and good weather. The winter months of June until August are slightly cooler and this is the low season.
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What are the Highlights of Ilha Grande, Brazil?

Ilha Grande has an intriguing history and a raw natural beauty. Below are our best reasons to visit this island paradise.
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Quiet Beaches
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Coastal Scenery
★ Go snorkelling at one of the many good spots

★ Take a boat trip to discover secluded beaches

★ Go cycling and kayaking around the island

★ Hike one of the many nature trails

★ Relax on one of the many beaches

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