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“Beautiful beach and great tour arrangement”
Review of Lopes Mendes Beach

Lopes Mendes Beach
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$69.00*
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Secluded Beaches Tour of Ilha Grande Island by Speedboat
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$209.20*
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Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande
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$19.00*
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Schooner Shuttle to Lopes Mendes from Vila do Abraao
Ranked #1 of 81 things to do in Ilha Grande
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Beautiful beach and great tour arrangement”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

I come to see this beach from Rio. Alexandra from ilhagrandetours.com help me a lot to arrange a safe and comfortable 1 day trip from Rio to to the beach. She speaks good English and very helpful, everything that she arrange for me are just perfect, the driver pick me up on time and the boat and the guide everything is just perfect and make the travel an ease. It was a long trip from Rio to Mangaratiba and then to Villa do Abrao by boat but it is quite a scenic drive and boat trip all the way to the island. I chose to go to the beach by a 3 hour trekking, medium difficulty but it is doable for most people. You will got to see other beaches too along the way and some animal if you're lucky. Lopes Mendes is a beautiful beach but to be frank it is not the most beautiful beach I've seen in Brasil and there are too many people (I was there not even on weekend, so imagine how crowded the beach on weekend). I visit the place on winter time and the weather is just great to do the trekking as it is not too hot but bring your light jacket if you also plan to visit the beach on winter time as the wind can be strong and chilly on the beach

Visited August 2013
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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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“The most beautiful beach I have ever seen”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

Lopes Mendes Beach is a hidden gem of the "Costa Verde" littoral of Rio de Janeiro State. It is located on Ilha Grande, which means Large Island in Portuguese. While access to Ilha Grande is quite easy using a ferry or private boats from ports of Mangaratiba or Angra do Reis, we cannot say the same about Lopes Mendes Beach, which is located on the other coast side of the island port. Count on more than two hours of trekking on a well indicated track crossing the island florest. The best option is to get on a boat that will take you there for some reais: it is not cheap at all, but for sure the most convenient way to get there. The beach is magnificent: a cocktail of blue sea, fine sand, coconuts everywhere, forest and hills in the background...

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“dissapointed”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

I know this beach get a lot of good reviews. I can only relay our experience: a 3 hour (very nice, I have to say) hike with several challenging difficult stretches in the hot sun, only to arrive at a windy and cold beach with high waves where it wasn't allowed to swim because of strong currents (I think only on that day). In my opinion there are a lot nicer beaches that are easier to get to, unless you intend to surf.

Visited August 2013
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Brasilia, DF
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“Not to miss”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Amazing! Beautiful! it is the picture perfect beach, the perfect waves, the sand so soft and so white, just like in a dream. Could have just stayed there forever...

Visited August 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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“Go at 9AM”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

Best SAND in the world- but in October the water was cold and the Ocean rough:-( Go at 9AM when noone on the beach- Magical and Unforgettable !!!

Visited October 2012
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