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Ilha Anchieta

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Address: Brazilian Atlantic Ocean, Ubatuba, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Nice place to go and if you go during low season it's better, you can enjoy nature much more, and also the beach, cuz it's really good view. It's worth it

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Nice place to go and if you go during low season it's better, you can enjoy nature much more, and also the beach, cuz it's really good view. It's worth it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

It's a lovely place to visit during your holidays!The island has been preserved since the prison has been disabled and has become an attractive great to see nature, some animals, beautiful ocean. You can get there by a quiet schooner tour!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Beautiful island full of history and nature. You can easily see wild "capivaras" on the beach. Also nice for a bush walk around the island.

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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Beautiful conservation area - full of green, beautiful sea full of fish to dive and rich history of the old prison. Scientists develop work in the island to follow impact of introduced species.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Ilha Anchieta is a great place to visit. It used to be a prison, and now when you go you can visit all that is left of the prison and there are people that actually lived there during that time telling the story! And the beach is great too!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We took a schooner day trip to Anchieta, but I would recommend hiring your own, smaller boat to do the trip. I think it would be more comfortable (the schooners get very crowded) and you would have more time to spend on the island that way. The island is part of a State Park and used to house a major... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

The Ubatuba beach until the last census has 102 beaches where the integration of the mountains with the sea and the Mata Atlantica is a show for lovers of nature. The boat rides were this time our focus and visited the Islands Coves from Picinguaba beach, 12 beaches from the beach of Lazaro found the coolest Anchieta Island from the... More 

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Ubatuba, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

It is a perfect combination of nature and history, a perfect spot for scuba diving and snorkeling. The water is absolutely clean and warm, full of colorful fishes and reefs around the rocks. During the winter time it is possible to swim with jellyfish. The historic area have exposed images and papers about the old prision that use to run... More 

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Beautiful uninhabited island with secluded beaches and a nice old prison to visit. However, avoid taking a touristic tour and hire your own boat instead.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

We have stopped here several times on schooner rides. It is the site of a famous prison revolt. Getting to the island is very pretty. The island itself is interesting with its prison ruins and nice beaches. My favorite part was seeing the Capibaras ( giant rodents) , which hang out in the river.

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