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... sand, compared to the lagoons we say the previous day. We stopped at 5 beaches along the way, and also did some snorkelling. We met a nice Austrian/Brazilian couple on their honeymoon who booked the same trips on both days. In the evening, we had tasty sea food at the beach (literally 2 metres away from the water). Will miss this place a lot, definitely in my top 3 beach destinations I've visited so far, alongside Bali / Gili Islands and Sitges in ...
... end of Pouso for a while, admiring the views, before heading over the top.
When I got to LM was a bit underwhelmed initially, as the first bit of the beach was packed, wavy and had infrastructure, a "must-have" it seems from all Brazilian beach reviews – they want a chair, parasol, fresh water shower, car park and tab, then to settle in for the day!! Admittedly, in this instance it was only lifeguards & food/drink stalls – the walk there will have put off ...
... in 1994. There are now 9,000 inhabitants. The first beach we stopped at was unimpressive, especially in comparison to the 9 out of silicon beach we hit a few days ago. We stayed for about half an hour before progressing to another beach a brief walk away on the other side of a rocky penninsula. Thus beach was even worse, apparently the high tides are particularly bad. We didn't even stay here but jumped back on the boat to the blue lagoon. Here we moored in a small area ...
... going down into the boat and fiddling with it, finally they mended it by tying a piece of string from one part of it to another!! Oh well, as long as it worked! On our arrival in Ilha Grande we collected our bags and walked along the pier - in the tipping rain! A tropical island and it was absolutely chucking it down!!! By the time we walked to the hotel, we were soaked - but at least it was warm ...
... first couple of hours after arrival drinking caipirinhas down on the beach front, surrounded by stray dogs (very docile, and seemingly looked after by the locals), mosquitos, and ants with stupidly fat heads. We went to a large party at another hostel further down the beach before turning in late.
The next day Casey and I went on a hike (3 hours round trip) to the Cachoeira da Feiticeira (Witch Waterfall); although we had forgotten ...