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Lopes Mendes Beach

Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Schooner Shuttle to Lopes Mendes from Vila do Abraao
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“taxi boat” (37 reviews)
“hour trek” (7 reviews)
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Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very clean beach, very nice, perfect : no boats nor jet-skis there. The only drawback is that you must carry all your stuff (beach chair, umbrella, etc.) via the trail, since it's the only way to get there.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took one of the many boats offered to go from Abrao to the Lopes Mendes beach. Upon arrival, all the boats actually leave you at a beach called “pouso”. From there, count 20min walk to finally arrive at Lopes Mendes. It is totally worth...More

Thank Melanie_do
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

GORGEOUS BEACH 13TH BEST IN THE WORLD, water was stunningly clean and the weather composed a paradise environment

Thank Pedro Martins R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the walk to the beach cause people were saying it has a great view, very hard 2 hours walk in kind of a jungle.. definitely won't recommend this walk.

Thank Pazit H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Maybe I was luckier with the weather than some visitors but for me in August it was perfect---sunny and dry but not too hot. The walk there from Pouso, where the boat drops you off, is not too strenuous but it is probably tricky in...More

Thank jamescollenette
Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

I must say we were pretty disappointed with this beach being the "second most beautiful beach of Brazil". It was very average, nothing impressive. We found Arraial do Cabo way prettier. Anyway, we took a taxi boat, it cost us 30R per person, they take...More

Thank Yesenia C
Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

Sand white Beach goes on for 1 k ( I know. I ran it) Surfing waves of the Atlantic Ocean Get there by boat from Abraao ( and a 20 min hike) One of the best beaches in the world. No question

Thank DrLucy3
Reviewed August 31, 2017

A great 2 hr hike to this uncrowded beach that stretches on forever. Great for a swim and some sun - then an easy walk back to Pouso for a boat ride home.

Thank gilbertsays
Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

We visited in the middle of August during a week long downpour. Everything was wet and soggy. The 2.5 hour hike through the jungle over the sloping clay paths was hair raising and physically challenging (and we are three quite fit young people). Arriving at...More

Thank bebsaurus_13
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Worth the trek for 3 hours or take a boat. Wide beach which means you can walk out far! Make sure the sun is shining! Not many vendors or food so take your own! Not too many people either but a big wide beach where...More

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February 4, 2017|
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Response from r2dd | Reviewed this property |
2 hours by taxi then 30 minutes by private speed boat taxi transfer. Then a 20 minute walk through jungle
Sean T
January 26, 2017|
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Response from rgk82 | Reviewed this property |
hi Sean, I can't much help with your questions to be honest. We booked a transfer from Rio with Green Toad bus company, it included the boat crossing from Jacarei and was all pretty good. We didn't do any private tours on... More