Estrela Da Ilha
Travel Blogs from Ilha Grande
... to over exert yourself twice in one day!
On our 3rd and final day on the island I left Whitney to read and relax on a beach and decided to go on a boat tour of the island. It promised some snorkelling opportunities so it was an easy sell for me. I love snorkelling! I met a couple of English chicas around my age who were on the same boat as me so we had a great day together. We did go to a couple of places around the island where ...
... the recent rain the trail could be a bit treacherous but it was OK, nothing like the trek I did in the muddy hills of Chang Mai in Thailand! We hiked up and down and in to the forest, passing several small beaches along the way before reaching our destination. It was a shame the skies were grey but the waves looked spectacular crashing into the coastline. We relaxed on the beach for a short time before taking the last ferry of the day back ...
... to the full Atlantic, the sea is the perfect temperature. With more friends flocking to the island we decided to get out whilst we could and avoid the public school bandwagon and head off to the Iguazu falls. With Tad and his gang heading onto Rio for carnaval, and Vicci Bish doing the same; we will probably find ourselves alone for a while, which probably isn't a bad ...
... rainforest. One of the most striking is that of the howler monkey, a creature we were unable to glimpse but whose presence was made very audible to us by its guttural menacing howl. We also got to observe the infamous spider wasp doing its gruesome work. This rather large and scary looking black wasp is known for using its sting to paralyse its unfortunate victims (usually spiders) after which it lays its egg inside it. The paralysed victim then serves up a fresh and tasty ...
- Big beautiful island, supposedly. It was overcast and rainy the whole 3 days we were there. Didn't venture far to the nice beaches due to the weather. So we only saw the beaches close to our hostel. Very dirty water and poor visibility. Stray dogs everywhere, apu.
· Nada, drunk, tried ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center