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... This is what I imagined Brazil as being.
Ilha Grande meaning Big Island, is considered to be the largest and best island for trekking enthusiasts. We climbed the highest mountain on the island and saw sparkling waterfalls on the lush trails of the mountain. We saw monkeys wild in the trees, crabs on the beach and some weird insect even our guide couldn't identify. Ilha Grande is an island located off the coast ...
... was good, the sun was shining unlike yesterday. We got up early ready for a 2 hour trek to a beach! The island doesn't have any cars so the only way you can get around is by walking. The whole island is set up with walking trails, ranging from a 30 minute walk to 12 hours. One person walked the whole of the island in 8 days! The trek to Lopes Mendez beach was very hilly, walking up boulders and fallen over trees in the forest. It was really fun though but we ...
... was minimal and saved a lot of hassle. It was a much longer than anticipated van drive as we had to stop twice for the driver to check the engine, plus pick ups along the way were slow and it was stifling as the A/C didn't work. Anyway, we eventually got to Conceição de Jacareí, which is the closest point to the island for boat access. I said goodbye to Helen and Abbie that were continuing on to Paraty. I then got the private boat that brought us across the choppy waters, but in ...
... near the Lopes Mendes beach and after a short walk we arrived. The beach was huge! Most of the people were concentrated in one small section, where the trail to the smaller beach started, so we wandered up towards a less crowded area. We spent the day there, and managed to build a BBQ pit in the sand to cook our sausages in. It started to get a bit chilly as the afternoon passed, and we didn't want to miss the last boats back to Abraao, so we headed back ...
Today was always going to be a beach day, and after discussions last night, we decided that we would do just over half a day at Lopez mendes, one of the best beaches in the world according to trip advisor rather than push ourselves on a dawn til dusk day cruise! Breakfast, in James' words, was one of the best we've had, a mixture of British, Brazilian and European! We filled our boots so that lunch would be too much of ...