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Address: Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Nice Beach

Nice beach - one of the many of the island. It is around two-hour trekking on foot from Abraao - or 1h boat ride (15 Reals) each way. One of very few beached suitable for surfing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stavros M
New Zealand

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great (slightly challenging!) walk from Abraao to Lopes Mendes. Recommend leaving early in the day approx 10/11am so that you can spend time at the other beaches on the way (e.g. Praia dos Palmas) which are beautiful and a lot less crowded. Lopes Mendes is impressive and the waves are great but I was slightly underwhelmed as I expected something... More 

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New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice beach - one of the many of the island. It is around two-hour trekking on foot from Abraao - or 1h boat ride (15 Reals) each way. One of very few beached suitable for surfing. However there are only a few options to stay overnight locally - hence there is a bit of commuting involved - so not very... More 

Thank Stavros M
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lopes Mendes is a really beautiful and wide beach. I say it, because in Ilha Grande there is a lot of nice beaches but with no much space for the crowds of turists. It is possible to walk from Vila do Abraao to this beach, but i prefered to take a "taxi boat" and then walk until this beach. It's... More 

1 Thank Tati_Luz
Kolobrzeg, Poland
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You need to spend some time there to find out how amazing place it is. Walk along the beach and let it go. On the end of the day you'd wish to stay longer.

Thank Darumat64
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159 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This indeed is an absolutely stunning beach. It's enormous as well so no matter hat it gets busy you can still find a spot for yourself if you walk a bit. The only downside is the fact that there are no bathrooms of any sort or places to rent an umbrella which means that you need to do your business... More 

1 Thank Daviddifs
Gadsden, Alabama
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The beach was beautiful. When walking onto the beach from the trail you will find the more crowded area. The surf was high and the water temp was cold. However, if you walk to the other side, there is relatively no one there and the water is a little less rough but still chilly.

Thank mnndrw
London, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place would've got 4 stars if I hadn't had to hike a full 20 mins up & down steep hills to get there. Which is difficult in very high heat! Then of course the hike back... and then the 40 min boat ride back to Abraio. TIP - There is a much quieter beach round the tip of the... More 

Thank BecsinLondon
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

It's rated one of the best beaches in the world, but there are prettier beaches on the island (my tip would be Aventureiro)

1 Thank Alex_one789
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

This beach is so amazing. white sand, clear water. There's a 20min hike to get there, but it's absolutely worth it.

Thank Cindy M
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed March 8, 2017

was here in early March, water was fairly calm and great to swim in. very clear water. most relaxing experience. if you can, do the 2 hour hike. so worth it.

Thank joseeduardov765

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