Portobello Resort & Safari
Travel Blogs from Mangaratiba
... so, and there were vines hanging down from the huge trees (one massive 'vine' Scott tried to gab onto was actually a big electricity wire...). We even saw some tiny monkeys! The trail led to a waterfall on the other side of the hill, and we rested there for a while before heading back. We'd left a bit later than planned and didn't really fancy walking back through the deep, dark jungle in the pitch black! The return trail passed via the old ruins of ...
Got up early to check out a surfing beach "Lopez Mendes" that was a 2 hour trek away. Was a nice walk through the forest where we bumped in to a squirrel on the way. Really nice views of Abraao & neighbouring bays were spread across three main hills. The beach was beautiful, much resemblance of a New Zealand beach setting. White squeaky sand & clean rolling waves. Although it was a little disappointing there were so many people here, i had hoped it would be a little ...
... to the hostel only to find the remaining Amigos had made it. Drinks began after a large feed of Penne Bolognese & some good chat! Ended up out around the village which wasn't amazing for partying. Ended up on the beach most of the night, jumping in peoples boats. Jarred got sand in his eyes and they swelled up pretty big, he was smashed and it was hilarious. His eyes still kind of puffy 2days ...
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 ...
... steep slopes in 26C! It was better than we thought it was going to be though & good practice for the inca trail we have to do in a months time - trekking for 8 hours a day there!
Along the way we saw a snake (kept our distance), wild dogs ran around us, tiny cat monkeys begged us for food & we disturbed loads of leaf carrying ants! Adam also had a problem with his platypus water system - turns out he doesn't know what 'off' means!!The beach was ...
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