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“STUNNING! But a hike to get there - 1hr boat ride + 20 min hike”
Review of Lopes Mendes Beach

Lopes Mendes Beach
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Secluded Beaches Tour of Ilha Grande Island by Speedboat
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Schooner Shuttle to Lopes Mendes from Vila do Abraao
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Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande
Ranked #1 of 81 things to do in Ilha Grande
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“STUNNING! But a hike to get there - 1hr boat ride + 20 min hike”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

The beach is absolutely to die for once you get there. White, soft sand, beautiful blue water and picturesque rocks. There are a couple of stands selling snacks and drinks. There are trees and some shade that provide good space to sit with your stuff and get some relief from the sun when needed! Takes a while to get there by boat, and then it's a 20 minute hike to get to the beach - but it's worth it!

Visited January 2014
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“Don't trust the taxi boat driver!”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

I recommend to walk through the jungle to go to Lopes Mendes.
We walked very fast and it took us 2hrs without stop,. Bring lots of water because it is soooo humid in the jungle you will sweat a lot.
Once you are at the 3rd beach ask at what time the ferry is leaving. Don't trust the taxi boat driver! we arrive at the 3rd beach at 3h30 pm and the ferry was leaving so we told ourselves we wont see Lopes Mendes, BUT the driver of the taxi boat told us to go to Lopes Mendes (10 min walking to it) and he would wait for us until 4:30, we were SOOO exciting! but we were back at 4:00 and nobody waited for us!! nobody was there.. and the dark comes early in October ...about 5:30 pm... without any water and food left.. all wet because of the sweat.... alone on a beach for the hole night.... finally someone was in a summer house with a satellite phone.. someone rescued us for 100 reals. but wathever the price we were happy to reach Abraoo at night!
What an Adventure!!

Visited October 2013
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Austin, Texas
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“On heaven”
Reviewed December 16, 2013

It is the kind of place that makes you feel grateful for everything you have. It's simplicity and complexity at the same... God's love out loud. And minimally spoiled by civilization. Definitely one of the most beautiful beaches on the planet.

Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Huge white bay”
Reviewed December 15, 2013

Lovely long white sandy beach - wild and untouched, quite big waves and shade in the morning under the trees. 15 minute hike from where you are dropped off - flip-flops are fine though.

Visited December 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“3 hour trek from Abraao unless you take a water taxi”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

Very nice but not necessarily worth the hype - it took 3 hours for two young guys to trekking steep mountainous terrain to get to the beach. Arguably more idyllic beaches passed on the way with a bar.

Visited November 2013
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