Tagomago Beach Lodge
Travel Blogs from Ilha Grande
... squeaky white sand and crystal blue warm sea, was almost like being back home!
It was a bit strange leaving Rio as carnival was kicking off, but Ilha Grande did its bit. We went out to a beach bar in the evening for a quiet Caipirinha or 2, and a random French brass band kicked off a massive beach party.
Traveller tip of the day: Hang around on the beach at night, you never know what might happen..... Although, maybe not in ...
... are mountains covered by rain forrest.
The coast is cut to multiple bays of various size, and there are almost 100 beaches. On the island there are a few small villages connected to each other by trails in the jungle, or by the sea. We stay in one of such villages. No cars on the island. So it's a really wild place - even the electric power is not stable here.
Every day we walk in the forrest, and swim ...
... spent my birthday in flip-flops. What a way to begin my 27th year!
The next day was sunny, so we jumped on the boat to do the boat/snorkelling tour. The rest of our group were Brazillian apart from a honeymooning Argentinian couple so conversation was a little bit patchy. However, we stopped at some nice little bays to admire the bluey greeny water and attempt to snorkel. The water was quite murky in most places, but on the second stop we saw ...
... the vegetarian buffets in Argentina. We then sat around a table at the hotel, having a few drinks and playing a game similar to taboo on Thuy's phone. This ended up being quite hilarious with the language differences and Vanessa's super competitive playing style. My faux pas was answering "China!" to Vanessa's clue "Where I'm from." How embarrassing! At least she laughed it off! It was a great final night for Ilha Grande - great way to wrap it up.
... in. As you walked the lower sections, you could hear the howler monkeys calling out to each other which provided a very eerie atmosphere.
The following day the weather had improved and everyone went on an island boat tour. We stopped at a few sheltered spots to do some snorkeling but the fish life was very disappointing. We had considered doing a couple of dives but based on what we saw and the comments from everyone on Fernando de Noronha we ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet