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Lopes Mendes Beach

Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Ranked #1 of 45 attractions in Ilha Grande
Type: Beaches
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San Francisco, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A long hike well worth the reward. Wear good shoes on the hike. Recommend walking farther down the beach when you arrive for more space away from other visitors.

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Trento, Italy
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5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Finally a good, white sand, turquoise water on Ilha Grande! The island does not have many "paradise" beaches (they are all on the south side), but LM deserves to be visited. Accessible by boat and a 20' walk up on an hill.

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Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

a little walk from the landing place for the escunas, but well worth the hiking. Calm and super clean water. water level goes down very slowly which allows for safe beach body surfing, swimming, etc. Stay within the safe area indication flags.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We hiked to the beach from Abraao, which takes at least 2 hours and is not to be taken lightly. I was glad we wore sneakers rather than flip flops. The bonus of the hike is elevated views and other beaches on the way to Lopes Mendes. We stopped at Praia das Palmas for a fresh juice and water refill... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Lopes Mendes Beach was very nice however if you are pushed for time Ilha Grande's other private beaches have just as much if not even more to offer. Cheaper to go around and explore them!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Very nice long quiet beach, with white sand and blue water, Felt a bit like paradise. The trek from the town made it much more rewarding when relaxing on the beach

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We walked from Abraao, through the jungle. Took about 3hrs. It is hard going as its nearly all hills but the rewards are well worth it. I would recommend setting off nice and early and then getting a water taxi back later on.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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37 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Travelled by boat to Lopez Mendes beach and after arriving at the pier walked the short distance through the rainforest to the beach itself. The setting is just beautiful, with clear water, soft sand and trees behind the beach. There are a few people selling juice and crisps and you can rent a boogie board too. Would recommend taking a... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

By the time you get there after the trek, you are ready to jump into the water... Excellent to be in touch with nature for a day alone or with your partner. No one was there when I visited, I probably saw not even 10 persons in this huge beach. The trek makes it more interesting...Don't forget that no boats... More

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Raamsdonksveer, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

beautiful beach, lovely sea and sand. beautiful beach, lovely sea and sand. beautiful beach, lovely sea and sand. beautiful beach, lovely sea and sand.

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