Ilha Grande

A 30 minute speedboat ride from the Brazilian coast (2 hours with car from Rio) was this paradise island- unfortunately with too many tourists for my taste- but it was still nice to get away from the big cities for a while.

One fantastic thing with Isla Grande is the 3 hour trek to one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen- Lopes Mendez- If only the whole Island was as calm as that..

I can also recommend our gueshouse we stayed at- Pousada Naturalia, really friendly owners and amazing view over the bay and both the breakfast and Caipirhinas was too good to be true!

Lopes Mendez beach

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