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“NOT 7 or 8, but 10.8km”
Review of Dois Rios Village

Dois Rios Village
Ranked #9 of 82 things to do in Ilha Grande
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 1, 2012

The trip to the Dois Rios is not easy. It should be considered rather as a hard route than a medium one. It is not 7km, or 8km, it is 10.8km (beach Abrao - beach Dois Rios). It is really long long long way. Not much to see around the way. May-be if You take the shortcut (rainforest) in the end. Not reasonable for childrens and pregnants. Older people, to consider also.
The village is nice, but nothing really special. One restaurant (at least) and a small shop. Military base in the village is good when You really have a serious problem. They are able to give You back to Abroa (bus).
The beach is very nice. The unique thing is the 2 rivers. Many crabs around the evening, it is full of life. Waves are smaller than Lopez, sand is very soft, but not exactly the same as in Lopez.
We had a good portion of fish in restaurant fot 16RS +shop (not expensive). This makes the difference between Dois Rios and the other places such as Lagoa Azul (60ARS??).
Take a lot of drink, remind there is 350m altitude to make and some small up and down also.
If You do not mind this HELL distance, than it is really one of the nicest places around Ilha Grande.
Stay to the evening, may-be try to find a place to sleep, because the nature is somehow promising something special in the evening and morning..
You can catch a local permited transport - University and Military. But not able to book or buy, they will just take on the way, if they found You :-)

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Reviewed November 11, 2012

my best memory from the island. the walk there took around 2hours, but was worth it! the road is wide, so no reason to worry about getting lost. I walked all the way in flip flops and didn't mind it. just make sure to pack enough water and some snacks.

Thank Milena999
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

My first hike in years, roughly 8km each way. Up and over the Island to the old Village where you will find the remains of an old prison, a snak shack. (ignore the research station, takes away fromthe beauty)
But the beach...I was the first soul on the beach that day, and wow..just wow.
Make sure to walk all the wau to the right once on the beach. There you will find a little laggon and a great spot to stop for a dip.

Thank oakley75
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Glad we didn't take the kids on this one (left them shopping in Abaao).... they would have been wingeing on the way home! 8km in each direction. Uphill for 4, then downhill for 4; reverse to come home. There is a 'short-cut' close to the top, where - instead of following what can become a monotonous rough road cut through the forest/jungle - you can scramble through the jungle itself on a little trail that leads down to the Soldiers' Pool/piscina. As following the trail/track involves a lot of scrabbling it's slower-going than following the road, so the time involved for the journey works out the same (we came back by road only as it was getting gloomy; also I has a blister and wanted to stay in flipflops rather than put my trainers back on. NB. you need serious footwear for the jungle-path. There isn't much of the Dois Rios Prison left to see as they blew it up! It took all of five minutes to look at the little prison museum; but the old town of Dois Rios is intriguing ... all these little houses with - seemingly - hardly anyone living in them. The beach is lovely ... so allow chill-out time there, but note there are no facilities (refreshments/loos). The only place to eat in Dois Rios is a basic cafe that also serves as the local 'store'. The little battle-axe-looking lady (plus benign husband) who runs the store seemed to scowl at us when we arrived ... but by the time we left she was kissing us goodbye! Which just shows you shouldn't go on first impressions! NB. they don't serve coffee (there's a big fridge full of sodas and beers for the thirsty trekkers) ... but she gave me a free shot from her private flask to get me back 'over the hill' to Abraao (none for my husband though!) Oh, and she makes super hamburghers! Allow two hours fifteen minutes each way for the walk/trek. I'd strongly advise against taking the jungle-shortcut if the weather is or has been rainy ... as much of the trail has been forged by the path of water .. go figure!

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Reviewed July 15, 2012

Gorgeous beach, lovely little village, great experience!

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