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Address: Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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nice beach but not my favourite on Ilha Grande

class beach but can be crowded, head to the far end away from all the tourists/vendors for a relaxing day. for a quieter (and nicer beach in my opinion) head to Dios Rios, only a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

class beach but can be crowded, head to the far end away from all the tourists/vendors for a relaxing day. for a quieter (and nicer beach in my opinion) head to Dios Rios, only a dozen people there the day we went. amazing, sea a lot calmer there too as in a small sheltered bay

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Liege, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Humongous beach of white sand with transparent shallow water, perfect for an afternoon to chill and have a swim. Surfboards can be rented and some kiosks sell drinks. We really enjoyed it !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

And there are snacks to be had there, just in case you wondered. The trail is about 2 hours and it's fun, not too hard at all, trainers are fine, and although I saw people in flip-flops, mmmmm, I am glad I had trainers. You are walking up and down through leafy woods, with many superb views along the way.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

So secluded and so beautiful. The hike to Lopes Mendes is about an hour and its so worth it!!!! We just brought some drinks and snacks and spent a few hours there soaking in the natural beauty, If you are on Ilha Grande you need to hike to this beach it is unreal!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

The experience: One of the best beaches I've ever been. The beach is very clean and the water is realy clear. It is not a commercial beach so don't expect stores or batrooms. Sometimes there are locals that sell drinks and snacks. The ocean: It is a pretty rough ocean and dangerous for little kids. The waves are high enough... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This beach is gorgeous. White clean squeaky sand that falls between your toes and heats your feet. the sea is nice and shallow and crystal clear- you can see all the way to the bottom. no boats and cars are allowed so to reach it is either a 2 hour hike from the main town or a boat and then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

So many people say that this is the best beach of Ilha Grande, I do believe that all the beaches are very similar, it doesn't mean it's something bad, is something extremely good!, it's like compare a 100% with a 99.9%, it's almost same, same perfection!!, enjoy Ilha Grande, don't choose this beach as a must, all beaches are great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Visited twice on this trip to the island. First on the last. Love it everytime. The little hike gets easier the second time :P Things to consider: They don't sell coconuts on the beach itself.. so buy it before you start the path. No garbage bins on the main beach. Food vendors on beach are pricy.. so pack a lunch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Truly amazing beach. The white sand and turquoise water will have you speechless. We hiked to Lopes Mendes from Vila do Abraao. The path is pretty tough sometimes and it is not recommended to do it in flip flops and with a towel around your neck. We spent 2 sweaty hours each way and were pretty sore once we got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

we only spent a few hours here but I wish we could have spent a week ! the place is just perfect , like a movie beach .... tip: go to to far left of the beach , as the sea life is spectacular there with fish and turtles easy to spot during snorkeling.

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Address: Address: Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Ilha Grande

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