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Honey Island (Ilha do Mel)

Curitiba, State of Parana, Brazil
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Ranked #3 of 109 Attractions in Curitiba
Type: Islands, Outdoors
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Ilha do Mel is a very special place for me. I used to spend a lot of time at the Ilha in the 70s. In those days, the Ilha didn't have electricity nor running water, and not many tourist either, very few houses, and couple of tiny bars,for the native people of the Island. In my last visit to the... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

No cars, no traffic jams, no car horns or blaring stereos - bliss! Lots of great wild beaches and rugged walks. We stayed in the South which was quieter but you can catch a frequent boat up to Brasilia or there is a decent walk along the Eastern beaches and over some hills.

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Curitiba, PR
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

From the coast you take a ship, it is not small and is safe. After 30 min you reach the island, the crossing is usually calm. There is no car, no vehicle, you walk until your posada, if you need help you can hire someone with a wooden trolley. The beaches of white sand and clear water are amazing.

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Aptos, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Visited twice and dream of returning. Many of the beaches were nearly empty and the water was very warm for swimming.

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Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Neat experience to take the ferry over and stay overnight in a pousada near the beach. Took our 2 young children and had a great time. Accommodations were simple but sufficient. Beach and food was great.

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Chicago, Illinois
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56 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Being someone who loves islands and has visited many of them, I took a real liking to Ilha do mel. It's affordable, relaxed and has everything you'd expect from an island town... great seafood, comfortable island lodging, and reggae ! However, this island has a lot of beach shopping and a lot of nice spots to hang out, including a... More 

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Curitiba, PR
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Simplicity is the key to this place. No cars. Just peace and some inexplicable calm over this place. Beautiful nature and really nice places to stay.

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Well... maybe we were unlucky (and my title is perhaps a little dramatic) but we turned up on the island on a weekend but during the winter with no reservations expecting a quiet, relaxing stay in the low season. Our stay was anything but relaxing. We couldn't find anywhere that would let us only commit to one night and wasn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We started the trip in the fog and rain on the ferry trip over. Well... the day improved rapidly! The fog and clouds went away, the sun came out and all was well with the world! Went for lunch at a place right by the ferry.. sorry don't remember the name, just had a sandwich and a beer and went... More 

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Curitiba, Brazil
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

A rustic and lovely small island with white sand beaches (some with calm waters and some with plenty of waves). No cars and lots of easy to walk trails. Accommodation and restaurants tend to be pretty simplistic and expensive for what they are. My favourite side is Brasilia, I really like the area close to the lighthouse (you can climb... More 

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