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Address: Parque Estadual de Ilhabela | Costa Sul, Ilhabela, State of Sao Paulo 11630-000, Brazil

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Well worth the walk!

I visited here in early November. We decided to walk there and back and, in hindsight, I would not recommend this. It is a very long way over tough terrain. I would suggest... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Antony_of_Surrey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here in early November. We decided to walk there and back and, in hindsight, I would not recommend this. It is a very long way over tough terrain. I would suggest walking there and getting a boat back. Or staying the night. We parked in a house at the end of the dirt track passes Bortofo. The house... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

I spent three days there. The 12k trail is hard, but not impossible. We were carrying about 15kilos because we were camping and cooking there. The sea is a bit dangerous to swim and there are many tourists coming to the beach by boat, so that kinda ruins the "wild" atmosphere. The locals were really nice. I highly reccommend the... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2016

Stunning. Simply beautiful! Word's are and photo's really do not do this justice. This really is paradise!

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Thank JBsyall
Marseille, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016

Among the most beautiful places I have seen during all my travels (I have been to many places). The place is barely touched by civilization. You are in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by Atlantic forests and the remnants of volcanic activity. The beach is beautiful, and you can have it all for yourself if you time your visit. When... More 

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4 Thank icbernard
Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2015

you need to walk a lot to reach or get a boat ride. Choose a gorgeous day to enjoy at its best. It is a true paradise on earth!

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Thank Kasuo M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Liu A
Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Curitiba, PR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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!

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 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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