Camping e Pousada Acorde
Travel Blogs from Ilha Grande
... jars and jars of nuts, sweets, conserves, the ever popular bread rolls, cheese, and processed meat, and parrots eggs. So almost nothing that most Australians would ever eat for breakfast!!
The town was quite small, and it would be possible to walk nearly all the streets in not much more than half an hour. The town is fairly touristy, and has an abundance of travel agents (for island tours etc), eateries, and souvineer stores. We ...
We arrived at rio airport at 7.30am rio time! Collected our bags and hoped that there was a dude with our name waiting for us! There was a dude with 'Ilha Grande. Genes ' written in some paper but no one else. After a quick look around we went up to him and said 'James??' In an inquisitive way. He responded with a 'si si' so we went along with it! We headed into rio catching a glimpse of big Jesus now and then ...
... enjoyed the close-by beaches of Julia and Abraaozinho. The trail leading to the latter is no more than 30 minutes, but still goes through rich vegetation and is enjoyable. The nights were spent relaxed and laid back in one of the beach restaurants and bars of Vila do Abraão, almost always under the sound of live bossa nova. Our four days passed so quickly, Ilha Grande no longer feels like a real place, but more like a dream come ...
... the morning on the beach - the island is so much more beautiful in the sunshine! We were pretty much the only English people here which was great as we just people watched all the Brazilians holidaying! The Brazilian girls are all so curvy and not really skinny like in England - I fit in great here! I have even had a few people sound surprised that I am not Brazilian! The men on the other hand insist on wearing the tightest and smallest speedos possible ...
... which literally means 'big island').
When we first arrived i was amazing at how beautiful it was. The island is very green and lush and in the centre has several large mountains. The ocean around it is beautifully blue and clear and the weather was wonderful. On the island there are no cars, so you immediately feel at peace without the noise of traffic and the freedom to wander the streets.
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility