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5 days of paradise is a hard thing to describe in words but here it goes. After a month of ************ Fazenda Tucuruvu we travelled 7 hours north of São Paulo to the town of Angras Dos Reis to catch a boat out to Ilha Grande. In typical brazilian style we arrived 2 hours late and missed both the ferry and a ride that our hosts, Fernanda and Robin, had set up for us. Luckily Robin was kind enough to pick us up in his boat. With ...
... in. The hostel was pretty nice - pretty huge too! - we were sharing a room with six other people (one guy from Glasgow) and downstairs there was a bar and a terrace overlooking the bay. I couldn't wait to see the Ilha in the daylight!
We went for a walk along the beach and bumped into the guys who'd found and booked into a hostel about ten minutes from ours. Theirs was smaller and a bit rowdier so we bought some beers and spent the evening there ...
... decided to snorkel, but again visibility was not great. Tam and Andy came back early, Tam was complaining that there was definitely something wrong with her air and she had to change to her emergency regulator. She was not happy. Others also complained that the air still tasted funny. Tam made a complaint to the dive master who said he would speak to his boss. They had seen some pretty cool stuff though including a turtle, huge star fish and funny looking dragon ...
... else. I stayed after this an extra 20 minutes until the rain sort of stopped and I waded my way out of the village to the beach front to visit the same spot that I had the BBQ in yesterday. I fancied pasta with a couple of beers to wash it down and I reflected on the day and Lopes Mendes beach and the drunken idiot.I settled into the meal with the sound of rain against the roof and Santana playing in the back ground. A hike, yes a hike,its been a while,that's my task for tomorrow.
... Brazilian fair but hey you are not coming here for the food
What to do
cruise - definitely recommended at the best way to see the islands
surrounding Angra. Boat cruises are available or you can negotiate with a
local boat and make your own itinerary
Snokeling in the bay - excellent visibility due to the crystal clear waters
Watch the amazing sunsets