Santa Clara Hotel
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... of the area. Then we started the walking tour with the ship provided umbrellas. The streets started flowing with the rain water. We picked our way among the stones that make up the streets. Even with the umbrella we still got wet. But like I said, the town really is charming. It's become an artist colony and they have events all the time for the artists, musicians, etc. This draws tourists of course. Most visitors are from Europe and Brazil of course. Very ...
... between the stones, it is basically impossible to stroll without looking directly at the floor so you avoid a twisted ankle. We spent 5 nights here and loved it!
There are so many fantastic restaurants to visit you are spoilt for choice, and cute touristy shops if you wanted to pick up a souvenir. The only downside was that there were only a couple of bars where you could watch the football, but there were so few ...
... thick cloud and we wonder whether it ever will. It's not cold, but sun would be great right now.
We disembark on the beach and walk to the other side of the beach to relax, play a bit of frisbee and go for a swim. We are then led through the forest towards another beach where our boat is waiting for us and on the way pass the Freguesia de Santana church, Ilha Grande's most religious monument built in 1843.
We then head to the Blue Lagoon, famous for ...
... of these drinks were enough to get anyone up dancing with the locals thinking they could do the samba. Half the time the lady was so caught up in the music and dancing as she mixed drinks that she forgot she was still pouring the alcohol in. It was really cool to see the families out with young children late at night all dancing the samba. Even the small kids were great dancers, you could tell they teach them young, as the moms were dancing ...
Still feeling slightly unwell, I bravely managed to fight back the sickness and sit on a long bus ride to the port town of Angra. From here a 1.5 hour ferry took us to Ilha Grande where no cars are allowed
Our tour guide Mark loves hos beer, so the first night was spent playing beer pong at the hotel. Having not eaten in 24 hours, I decided to stick to water
Next day we trekked about 2 hours through the jungle to what is apparently the 7th most beautiful ...