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Address: Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Spend a lovely day at Lopes Mendes Beach

We had a lovely day at Lopes Mendes beach. We got a boat from Abraao which takes you to the other side of the beach, from there we had about a 15-20 minute walk over to Mendes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely day at Lopes Mendes beach. We got a boat from Abraao which takes you to the other side of the beach, from there we had about a 15-20 minute walk over to Mendes Lopes. The walk is a bit steep in places but worth the effort. This beach reminded us of our beaches in Australia, rolling... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Lopes Mendes beach is definitely one of the most beautiful beaches to visit and spend the day in Ilha Grande. There's no infrastructure on the beach besides a place in where you'll be able to rent surfing boards to enjoy the beautiful sea. There's little shade on the beach, so be ready for a hard sun if you're visiting during... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Lopes Mendes is a beautiful beach located on Ilha Grande. You need to visit this beach if you're staying on the island. You can catch a taxi boat for about $25 Reals p/p each way or hike your way there and back if you have time. My partner and I hiked there and it took us about 2.5hrs. We stopped... More 

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Worth the 2 hour trek through the jungle which is an adventure in and of itself! Surf board rental available if the waves are good. A nice long beach with plenty of space for everyone!

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Nice beach but not out of this world. Worth a water taxi over but not a 3 hour hike! Sand is powdery and definately nicer than Ilha Grandes beach but I wouldnt do the hike expecting some sort of amazing paradise at the end.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This beach is amazing because no boats go there. You have to hike about 1.5hrs to get there or take a boat to a lower beach where your hike will be about 15-20 minutes. Its the most beautiful place Ive ever been to.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Probably the best beach in the Rio area, which is saying something. A bit difficult to get to, but it's definitely worth it. We say wild monkeys in the trees around the beach too!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Lopes Mendes is definitely one of the most beautiful beach in Brazil... Singing white sand in a wild athmosphere

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The weather was not the best, but the hike to the beach was great and we took a boat back from a nearby beach. Come prepared - the hike is not the easiest one, and there are several beaches you have to pass through before arriving. However, the trail and instructions were clear, and the water was clear (albeit a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Nowhere else like it. The singing sands, lack of hawkers and plenty of space make if the most stunning beach I've ever seen. Even the boat trip round the island is a dream.

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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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