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Honey Island (Ilha do Mel)

Curitiba, State of Parana, Brazil
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Ranked #4 of 137 Attractions in Curitiba
Type: Islands
Traveler Description: Ilha do Mel (Honey island) is located 115 km from Curitiba, where the next airport is located (CWB). The island is a State Nature Reserve and most of... more »
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Chicago, Illinois
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138 reviews 138 reviews
56 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

White sand beaches, no-car island, green areas, sea, sun, quiet... Make sure to see both sides of the island - one is more touristey, with restaurants and very calm sea, the other side is a bit wilder, with waves, but no cafés! It was an amazing week-end.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This island is simply beautiful. I was there two times (first in February this year). The island is amazing if you're looking for nice wide beaches or short walks. It's great place for surfing.

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Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
59 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

If you can manage a few days to completely let yourself go on a tropical island then Ilha do Mel is the place to go. For R$17 one way the ferry offers daily service from Paranaguá. Takes about two hours for the crossing. You have a choice of many pousadas at the jungle towns of either Brasilia or Encantades. There... More

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Curitiba, PR
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

This island is really small. Really, really small. Still, it is chock full of pensions and pousadas and hostels. I went in the middle of the winter, the slow season, and even though it was off time I found it quite crowded. I cannot imagine what the summer is like. Must be a madhouse. I think that Encantadas, on the... More

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Montevideo, Uruguay
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Endless golden beaches. Beautiful place. Pity the accomodation is outdated. All the pousadas, hostels, etc are old , in bad shape, very poor service and is not value for money at all for what you get. Pity the Brazilian goverment doesn't keep an eye for what hotels are charching and the quality of the service in return.

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