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Bonete Beach

Address: | Costa Sul, Ilhabela, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Ranked #1 of 51 Activities in Ilhabela
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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)

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Ilhabela, SP
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Hong Kong, China
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20 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Quiet beach at the very south of Ilhabela. No road goes this far, that means less people, noise and dirt. The easy hike takes about four hours. You can sleep at a pousada in Bonete, hike back or return by boat (expensive!).

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Sao Paulo, SP
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

With a 1 hour ride by flexboat u can arrive in this amazing beach. I found it breath taking. You can have some very nice food at the bar by the beach (although they have just fried food). Bring money with you, because they don't accept card for payments. BUY CITRONELLA BASED REPELLENT and apply non stop. I used OFF... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews 75 reviews
18 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

This is a very interesting at many levels. First, for its legend of the WWII; for its long, white powdery sandy beach which ended on a shallow, ice-cold stream. You can either wade up the stream or row a small inflatable up to the mini waterfall nearby. (10 mins). Bonet can be reached by boat (about 1 - 1.5 hr... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

The beach can be reached only by boat or by bike. It is gorgeous. There is a really nice restaurant with fresh Brasilian food. Worth to see!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

It is difficult to get to Bonete - a boat ride that can only be attempted in calm seas - but it very isolation makes it unique. Long beautiful beach sorrounded by mountains and the Atlantic Rainforest with a friendly native fisherman community. A snack bar (run by the locals) is available.

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