Travel Blogs from Ilha Grande, Brazil

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Welcome to disneyland paradise, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Welcome to disneyland paradise

A travel blog entry by floorgijsopreis

Om een paar dagen de drukte te ontvluchten bezoeken we Ilha Grande. Een busreis van Rio langs de kust waarbij we duizende kleine huisjes tot hoog boven op de bergen zien in alle kleuren, Farvelas. Na een paar uur rijden verruilen we de stadse ...

3 days lazing on the Beach, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

3 days lazing on the Beach

A travel blog entry by samira_steve

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... the gorgeous Brazilians! They sure know how to have fun. The next morning we got on the bus and left  Paratay to Ilha Grande, beginning our 2 hour bus journey and 2 hour boat journey. Since it was the bank holiday weekend we were guaranteed that ...

adventures in paradise, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

adventures in paradise

A travel blog entry by tripmurphy

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... are knockouts...).  I love how you can look into all the buildings from the street and see artists at work. Amazing.  Ilha Grande is also a fun place, but in a different way.  It's the first really 'touristy' place we've been ...

Ilha Grande, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Ilha Grande

A travel blog entry by giovanna

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Ilha Grande, this place is all tropical beach and atlantic rainforest with only 3 settlements on the island. What a mission to get here, it took 27 hours, 24 of them travelling, four buses (as it doesn´t come here directly we had to go via a few ...

Ilha Grande, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Ilha Grande

A travel blog entry by timgiovanna

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... to say I find myself in somewhat of a conundrum. Prior to arriving in Rio we spent 3 nights at an amazing place called Ilha Grande. This place is an island off the coast of Brazil that could best be described as a hippies utopia. The island is ...

Taking it easy on a tropical island, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Taking it easy on a tropical island

A travel blog entry by derekrussell30

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Saturday 11th September - Rio De Janeiro - Ilha Grande Finally paying our bill proved to be a pain as they insisted we entered a PIN number for our credit card - again we gave up and paid in cash instead. We turned down the offer of a 'safe taxi' (aka ...

L'île de Robinson?, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

L'île de Robinson?

A travel blog entry by tibuandtintin

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... de ce qu'on met à l'intérieur: fromage, ananas, beurre, … Notre dernière escale en Costa Verde s’appelle Ilha Grande. Très touristique mais à raisons, c'est une île sans voiture, à une heure de bateau dans la baie de Angra. L'absence ...

Isn't life Grande, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Isn't life Grande

A travel blog entry by kathrynpreston

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... ferry for a furhter couple of hours to reach Ilha Grande, a small island amongst many other islands off the coast of Brazil. Ilha Grande is only about 170squ metres and is surrounded by beautiful beaches. The first night we had Acai (Acai berries are ...

Ilha Grande - Costa Verde pärlike, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Ilha Grande - Costa Verde pärlike

A travel blog entry by tibuandtintin

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... Nende kärudega veetakse nii kaupa restoranidesse-poodidesse kui ka kodusesse, kuid neid võib ka turistide kohvrite vedamiseks kasutada. Ilha Grande on populaarne nii brasiillaste kui ka turistide seas. Põhjust pole vaja kaugelt otsida, sest üks rand ...

Ilha Grande Day 3, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Ilha Grande Day 3

A travel blog entry by blobby

We woke up to fantastic weather so we decided to do the 35 Real Island tour that leaves at 10:30 and returns you at 4:30.  They have four stops that they take you to.  We went to see the Green and Blue lagoon as well as two nice beaches. I ...

Ilha Grande, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Ilha Grande

A travel blog entry by themadnecropsy

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On meeting a few irish lads in the mellow yellow who had been around for a while they suggested going to Ilha Grande. There´s 2000 pple living here. It´s full of hills covered in palm and coconut trees and the likes similar to Jurassic Park as the ...

First stop - Paradise! , Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

First stop - Paradise!

A travel blog entry by willb

From Paraty we took our first overnight bus to the Iguassu Falls, on the border of Brazil - Argentina and Paraguay. Not the best nights sleep we'd ever had but well worth the journey when we got to the falls. The first afternoon we spent on the Brazilian ...

Days 8-9, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Days 8-9

A travel blog entry by fruss

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... averted for the time being). A few others from the hostel were going down, which others i had met previously were already there. Ilha Grande is a lovely island, two hours drive and a 45 minute ferry trip from Rio, and a nice contrast to the madness ...

Days 8-9, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Days 8-9

A travel blog entry by fruss_copy2

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... averted for the time being). A few others from the hostel were going down, which others i had met previously were already there. Ilha Grande is a lovely island, two hours drive and a 45 minute ferry trip from Rio, and a nice contrast to the madness ...

Day somewhen to somewhen else ... Ilha Grande, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Day somewhen to somewhen else ... Ilha Grande

A travel blog entry by mikeandgem

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... arrival at the island was beautiful as the sun was setting (and I managed not to throw-up which was a relief). Ilha Grande was amazing - a tiny mountainous island populated by about 4000 locals. Apparently it's the last remaining Atlantic rain forest - ...

Ilha Grande, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Ilha Grande

A travel blog entry by phileden

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There are no cars on Ilha Grande so after docking in at the ferry port, we had no choice but to walk to the hostel we'd booked. When we arrived at the front gate, we rang the bell but there was no answer - the place was deserted! Jimmy went to have a look ...

Bored on Brazil´s Best Beach, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Bored on Brazil´s Best Beach

A travel blog entry by davidbowmaker

... but are cheered to find the weather and the cloud of mosquitos have cleared. Praia Lopes Mendes is apparently one of Brazil's best beaches. It's reached by an alarmingly choppy and scream filled boat ride. Unfortunately for Jemma I hate beaches and ...

Ilha Grande Day 5, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Ilha Grande Day 5

A travel blog entry by blobby

I seemed to up all night sweating and trying to time the emptying of stomach and bowels in unison.  Needless to say I spent the day inside at the hostel in the hot weather watching TV and trying to recooperate.  The day was so hot that no one ...

Valentine´s Day, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Valentine´s Day

A travel blog entry by madcap

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Since it was still not really beach weather, we decided to hike to Pico de Papagaio, Parrot´s Peak, so named because the rock at the top looks like a parrot~s head. what wethought would be aleisurely hike turned out to be a 7 mile hike up a 90 degree ...

Island life, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Island life

A travel blog entry by samandtom

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...  stay one more night before we attempt it! So last day we did a hike to the Lopez Mendez beach - 5 th most beautiful in Brazil. Got back just before the down pour then booked up all our travel and beat Tom 15 times at gin rummie. Thoroughly ...

Ilha Grande... best place ever, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Ilha Grande... best place ever

A travel blog entry by madcap

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Arrived yesterday to Ilha Grande, and island about 3 hours west;south of Rio, with much help from four Israeli travelers. Hopped a bus from the Rodovario, and hopped a ride with a local fishing boat to get to the island since the ferry had stopped for ...

Titanic 2: Trip to Ilha Grande, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Titanic 2: Trip to Ilha Grande

A travel blog entry by davidedthomas

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... . So we got dropped off at the port, literally directly infront of our boat that would take us to our next destination, Ilha Grande (which means Big Island). A few months ago they suffered from devastating landslides in the area that killed 26 people and ...

Przedsmak dzungli, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Przedsmak dzungli

A travel blog entry by tom_kurtz

... zakonczyl sie w koncy wynikiem 0:0.Bijatyk tez nie bylo. Ogolnie wiec dla mnie niewypal. Nastepnego dnia rano ryszylismy na Isla Grande (taksowka, busem a na koncu promem) - taki ich rezerwat na najwiekszej wyspie kraju. Samochodow tu nie ma, jest pare ...

Rest and Relaxation!, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Rest and Relaxation!

A travel blog entry by scrumpysue

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We eventually arrived at Ilha Grande along with several other tourists and backpackers. The locals harass you as you leave the ferry as they want you to either stay at their hostel or rent a room in their house. While everyone else was busy sorting out ...

Ilha Grande, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Ilha Grande

A travel blog entry by jonshorter

The fabulous island retreat of Ilha Grande, Brazil owes its stunningly pristine condition to what Brazilians call the 'Forces of Evil'.  First it was a pirates' lair, then a leper colony and, finally, a prison for some of Brazil's most violent and ...

Ilha Grande, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Ilha Grande

A travel blog entry by sethandkate

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What a beautiful place. Formerly an isolated prison, it is now home to very relaxed tourism and friendly locals. We only had a couple of days here but packed it in with beach visits and island hikes. We also discovered the Brasilian dessert trolley (like ...

Paradise in the rain, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Paradise in the rain

A travel blog entry by sarandphil

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The weather forecast wasn't looking good for our few days in Ilha Grande, the tropical paradise island two hours south of Rio but we decided that it couldn’t be missed. A tropical island in the rain is still a tropical island after all. From Paraty ...

Sun!, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Sun!

A travel blog entry by madcap

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We~re stil on the Ilha Grande... we cant post pictures yet, so here is the website if you wanted to check it out for yourselves... www.ilhagrande.com/br i think thats it anyways. so yesterday we were really starting to learn why its called a ...

Traumstrände auf Ilha Grande, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Traumstrände auf Ilha Grande

A travel blog entry by bergfex75

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Nur 2,5 Bus- plus eine Fährstunde südlich von Rio de Janeiro liegt die sagenumwobene Ilha Grande, zu deutsch "große Insel". Unheimlich war das Eiland jedoch nur bis 1994. Da nämlich wurde das auf der Insel befindliche größte & härteste ...

Best to worst in a matter of days, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Best to worst in a matter of days

A travel blog entry by jellypalooza

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... just not gettting any of that goodness. And our hostel smells. Literally, of damp. and dogs. That was one of the good things. Ilha Grande is the island of friendly, placid beautiful dogs. You can´t get over how many there are and how they just run up ...

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