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Bonete Beach

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Address: Parque Estadual de Ilhabela | Costa Sul, Ilhabela, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
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To get away from (almost) everything

Bonete (or bonnet) is an isolated beach on the south shore of Ilhabela island. It is simultaneous close to civilization and far from it. It is reachable only following an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
Sao Paulo, SP
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bonete is a beautiful beach, there is a small hotel there, with food and drink, but don't expect any quality. A dish with rice and fish can cost almost 50 reals.The great problem of the beach is the huge quantity of bugs blood suckers. Even using a special repelent made from citronella, it was not enough to repel the... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Bonete (or bonnet) is an isolated beach on the south shore of Ilhabela island. It is simultaneous close to civilization and far from it. It is reachable only following an eight-mile hike (not particularly easy) or using small boats that have to land on the beach braving the surf. Everything you see there arrived by boat, from construction material to... More 

1 Thank Xicorea
Curitiba, PR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A wonderful beach near the city of São Paulo, Brasil. A wild and wonderful pace that you need to know!

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Marathon, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

stayed at Canto Bravo Pousada, had the best food! great pousada! loved! Romantic and cool! you can only reach by boat specially if you have luggage... if you want to spend the day there you can use the trail.. we took the boat, it's a great experience!

1 Thank Eliane C
Guangzhou, China
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

What can I say about Bonete. First time I was there I was about 12 years old. Bonete is not only a beach. It's the whole community that makes it a really special place. If you are in Ilhabela, I highly recommend you trek there and spend a few days with the community. Be prepared for the Borrachudos (little mosquitoes... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Where: Praia do Bonete-next to popular Castelhanos on Ilhabela one of the little gems! This is a surfer's escape, azure waters, great temps,four Pousadas should you choose to stay. Yes, there is a nice little bar/restaurant next to the beach with fresh fish, cold suco (juice) and beer. This is a less commercial area with tons of nature and tranquility... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

You have to go there!!!!! Just amazing The best way to reach there is by boat. Beautifull view. There is a lots of chaters wich you can purchase a roudtrip. You can spent a whole day there.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The beach is stunning, with a local village of fishermen. But be careful to plan how to go back...if the see is agitated boats can leave and you might end up having to sleep there with the "borrachudos" - plan to arrive early on time to go back walking before the sunset (4-5 hours walking)

3 Thank Adriabreu
Ilhabela, SP
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Bonete is my little piece of heaven.. When I moved to the island, it was one of the first places I went to and it surpassed all my expectations.There are only two ways to get there, by foot or by boat. The latter is faster, only takes about an hour depending on where you board, but it is expensive. By... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

Ok first off, Daniel is a good guide and speaks English. He even made a detour to pick us up as close as possible to our pousada. The whole trip and this beautiful beach are definitely worth the time and money. I've never seen such a nice spot before. The unique thing about is that you are pretty far from... More 

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