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Ilha Anchieta

Address: Brazilian Atlantic Ocean, Ubatuba, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Ranked #3 of 105 things to do in Ubatuba
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Islands, Historic sites, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Islands, Historic sites, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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Hamburg, Germany
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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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New York City, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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24 attraction reviews
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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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Sao_Paulo_Brazil
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135 reviews 135 reviews
46 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Take a schooner from Saco da Ribeira and enjoy the day in this beautiful island. Don't forget to bring you snorkel.

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