Travel Blogs from Ilha Grande, Brazil

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My tropical island, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

My tropical island

A travel blog entry by simona

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Having left Rio we came to another part of the coast and caught a ferry to Ilha Grande. The journey here included taking a local bus. This was quite interesting because here you have to go through a turnstile to go to your seats. Given the size of our ...

A tropical paradise: 3 days on Ilha Grande, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

A tropical paradise: 3 days on Ilha Grande

A travel blog entry by clarewillis

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TUESDAY 14 JUNE I was up and packed by 7.30am this morning, ready for my bus transfer to Ilha Grande.  Fortunately, they didn’t arrive on time so I was able to grab a quick breakfast while I waited.  They arrived at 8am and we spent the ...

die geilste zeit der welt auf einer trauminsel !, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

die geilste zeit der welt auf einer trauminsel !

A travel blog entry by suzzpect

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... ! an einem sehr verregneten tag in einem coolen hostel angekommen, habe ich erfahren dass an diesem wochenende DAS ilha grande musicfestival stattfindet. dazu kam noch, das im hostel sehr viele sehr coole leute abgeparkt haben...eine witzige mischung. ...

Fun fun fun in the ... rain., Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Fun fun fun in the ... rain.

A travel blog entry by dconlisk

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... a strange strange organ. So Rio was great but we had to leave. Hectic place. We took a bus and a ferry to this place Ilha Grande which has no cars and an 'interesting' electricity supply. Last evening the rains came pouring down and I stood on the ...

Ilha Grande - Brazil, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Ilha Grande - Brazil

A travel blog entry by matt.taryn

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... ride full of school kids from Paraty, we arrive Angra Dos Reis. From here we take a ferry to the island of Ilha Grande. Ilha Grande is a beautiful island amongst many others. The weather was warming up so we were excited for some beach ...

Sara.. and the big island, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Sara.. and the big island

A travel blog entry by sara.a

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Ilha Grande (means Big Island- oh those Brazillians are original!) is actually only a 2 hour drive from Rio, but we took the leisurely (at times!) sail boat there which took about 8 hours. After swims in jade waters, with flying fish..er.. flying ...

Day 107, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Day 107

A travel blog entry by beera

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... , "Hmm...they probably are." Fickle. Anyhow, the whole bunch of us were headed for a catamaran bound for Ilha Grande, a forested island off the coast of Brazil. After loading the bags we darted for the ladder up to top deck ready to sprawl out in ...

Day 108, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Day 108

A travel blog entry by beera

... passed out mid sentence on Jack's bed. She was hammered. We teased Jack for a while with the whole 'what happens in Brazil stays in Brazil' speech, but clearly he was just being chivalrous. Anyway there was no time for him to rest as ...

Day 109, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Day 109

A travel blog entry by beera

... right now? - Gordon returned, muttering about his close encounters with a digger that had been cruising the streets that day. Ilha Grande contains no banks or, supposedly, cars. Only one ambulance and a few other service vehicles are present, hence the ...

Ilha Grande, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Ilha Grande

A travel blog entry by johnandlouise

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... from a place called Mangaratiba. We were in Mangaratiba long enough to grab a quick brekkie after another overnight bus. Arrived on Ilha Grande quickly found some accommodation, & had a light lunch before we headed to the beach. It was sooooooo good to ...

Ilha Grande - Brazil, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Ilha Grande - Brazil

A travel blog entry by roamingmonk

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... green lagoons, and snorkelled around an old helicopter wreck (11m down, Brad's new free diving record).  Fantastic day out. We loved Ilha Grande, and as with Rio have vowed to come back.  Absolutely perfect to go for a few weeks anual ...

Amazing Archipelago :-), Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Amazing Archipelago :-)

A travel blog entry by juniorandange

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... such a wicked day and very relaxing which was good as we headed to Rio the next day. We caught the Rio transfer which took us from Ilha Grande to our hostel in Rio. I highly recommend this as it was only about $40US and 3 hours. People that did it on ...

Ilha Grande, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Ilha Grande

A travel blog entry by umrapaznobrasil

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Ilha Grande: Dogs (Bitches) &  Beaches, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Ilha Grande: Dogs (Bitches) & Beaches

A travel blog entry by steveowonder

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... go, its a real gem, and if you get the weather it can be very difficult to return back to the mainland. Ilha Grande Highlights: Crunchy untouched hidden beaches, surfing, escapism from Rio Pros: Idyllic Resort, Mountain treks, Beaches, Charming town ...

The paradise that is Ilha Grande, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

The paradise that is Ilha Grande

A travel blog entry by samcust

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... beaches, pure white sand, palm trees and jungle forests is what this "big island" (literally Brazilian Portuguese translation for Ilha Grande) has to offer. After arriving late Monday afternoon we journeyed around the little coastal town to have a look ...

The Island Experience, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

The Island Experience

A travel blog entry by amyl.emerson

... to my "fighting weight". But I digress. The island experience is a one week health camp on the idyllic tropical island of Ilha Grande, in the state of Rio. It begins with morning yoga at 7am  and continues with kayaking, hiking, swimming, ...

And... We

And... We "Regress"

A travel blog entry by kdwanderlust

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We left Rio and headed to Ilha Grande, an island we'd heard so much about. There are no roads on the island--just little dirt paths--and no cars. And when the tide rolls in, you roll up your pants and wade right through it...otherwise, you're not going to ...

Island hopping, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Island hopping

A travel blog entry by fruss_copy1

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Day 8 - Had breakfast in a nice cafe this morning with a few others from the hostel. Had a transfer booked to Ilha Grande which was great as it meant i didn't have to use public transport (and avert the inevitable transport ...

rain rain and rain, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

rain rain and rain

A travel blog entry by amberchatwin

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... left Rio a couple of days ago, as well as the sunshine for that matter! we had a 2 hr journey down the coast of brazil and a 2 hour boat ride across to this island, it was the most amazing boat ride, the scenery was spectacular (photos to follow!!) and i ...

the incredible ilha grande, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

the incredible ilha grande

A travel blog entry by elleanil

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... incredible ilha grande The beauty of travelling for a long time is having the ability to pick and choose where you travel.. Originally ilha grande wasn't on the cards but having heard such great things from other people and looking it up on the internet ...

Ilha Grande for some R&R, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Ilha Grande for some R&R

A travel blog entry by shanem

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... and heal the liver somewhere a bit quieter. There were a few places to go for this but the word on the street was that Ilha Grande, a small quiet unspoilt island just off the coast some 150 km south west of Rio, was the best of the ...

Let the camping begin!, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Let the camping begin!

A travel blog entry by pan_rory

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... our new tent we caught a 3 hour bus from Rio bus station to Angra dos Reis. From there we caught our ferry over to Ilha Grande which took 1 1/2 hours. We arrived in the dark and found our campsite just beyond the pier so proceeded to set up our epic ...

2310'S, 4414'W, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

2310'S, 4414'W

A travel blog entry by hamelandnisa

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Walked to Lopes Mendes ...

Rio De Jeneiro and Ilha Grande, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Rio De Jeneiro and Ilha Grande

A travel blog entry by carolinecumming

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... coast to a town called Angra Dos Reis. From here it was an hour's ferry ride out to 'Ilha Grande', one of the many beautiful tropical islands off Brazil's coast. The view of the island on the approach was spectacular, and we immediately felt that sense ...

Haviana Hiking and Pretending to be Pirates, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Haviana Hiking and Pretending to be Pirates

A travel blog entry by monita

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... km trek! we wore shoes this time! and the rain held out - only a little thunder and heat lightening into the night. Ilha Grande is a beautiful and relaxing place despite the crowds. we saw so many beautiful butterflies and birds and flora and fauna ( ...

Ilha Grande, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Ilha Grande

A travel blog entry by jenmcguire1987

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... night on the Sunday, Adam was extremely hungover after drinking a litre of 2.69 Vodka! Monday 13th September - Made our way to Ilha Grande - 2.5 hours by bus, 80 mins by ferry, walked along the length of the beach to reach our hostel, ...

Beauty and the Beast, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Beauty and the Beast

A travel blog entry by redkeels

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... , Alex and Nuno had decided to hike through the jungle to Lopes Mendez beach which is supposed to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil.  It was going to take 2 1/2 hours so we set off just after 10 am.  It was true hike there, climbing ...

I want to be a Brazilian, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

I want to be a Brazilian

A travel blog entry by redkeels

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Today I was leaving Paraty and heading for the Island of Ilha Grande (Big Island).  I left the hostel at around 11 am and headed for the local bus station.  This was going to be interesting as I had to catch a local bus where no one speaks ...

Ilha Grande: Tropical rainforest island, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Ilha Grande: Tropical rainforest island

A travel blog entry by alexennis269

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... alone) and was forced to abandon my plans to climb this formidable peak which would have no doubt revealed some breathless panoramas. Ilha Grande was great and we are glad we spent 4 whole days there to fully appreciate what the island had to offer. ...

And then there was rain - Ilha Grande, Ilha Grande, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Brazil travel blog

And then there was rain - Ilha Grande

A travel blog entry by oliver_dunford

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... don't want you to get bored of course! ;-)   After our time in Rio de Janeiro we set off to the Brazilian island 'Ilha Grande', just a couple of hours south west of Rio. We checked the weather forecast and since it was going to be raining, we thought ...

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