Brazil Category

Blame it on Rio

Following a great week on Ilha Grande, our next stop was Rio de Janeiro.  For better or worse, the return trip to Rio was far less eventful than my adventures getting there! We had booked a ferry ride from Abraao to the port town of Conceição de Jacareí, as well as a van transfer from the […]

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Aventureiro: The best beach on Ilha Grande

By this point in the trip, you’d think I would have become sick of beaches. But alas, there was one more on my list: the elusive Aventureiro, far off on the Southwest corner of Ilha Grande.  Due to it’s remote location (one of the furthest points from Abraao), the majority of tour boats didn’t venture […]

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Boat tour of Ilha Grande

It’s not a proper holiday without some rest and relaxation.  Having completed two big hikes, Eliza and I decided to spend the day on a boat tour of Ilha Grande.  We didn’t have anything booked ahead of time, but as there are tour operators every few feet, we figured we could easily snag a tour […]

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Dois Rios, Ilha Grande

There are so many beautiful beaches on Ilha Grande, that you almost don’t know where to begin.  As there are no cars on the island, many are accessible by foot only.  Such is the case for Dois Rios (Two Rivers), which we reached by taking trail T14, roughy 14Km roundtrip from Abraao. I was a […]

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Circuito do Abraao, Ilha Grande

After sleeping in a bit, I decided to spend my second day on Ilha Grande by exploring the island.  This is always a bit more challenging when it’s swelteringly hot out!  I remembered reading about a trail with a beach and a waterfall not too far from town (45 mins walk) so I thought that […]

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