As an alternative to flying from SP to Rio, I am thinking of driving. How many hours would it take on a weekend (leaving +/- 9:30 AM from SP)?....instead of me renting a car, might it be possible for me to find a driver?...if so, how much might it cost?
Is Angra and/or Isla Grandhe in between?....could I leave in the morning, spend 4 hours on the beach, then continue on to Rio and arrive at night...OR...would it be worth it for me to spend a night (Isla Grandhe?) and continue on to Rio the next morning. Keep in mind I a will be going solo--would there be decent nightlife for me if I stayed over OR are these places better to stay over if you have someone special?