Tagomago Beach Lodge
Travel Blogs from Ilha Grande
Today was always going to be planned as we went along - it would always depend on the weather!!!!! Blanca had several plans, but it wasn't until we saw her after breakfast that it was decided what we could do. But talking of breakfast - it was lovely today! We started with fresh, warm bread, which I ate with some cheese, then it was the fresh fruit - today pineapple, melon and delicious mango! Even better was the ...
... 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 ...
... a hill to get there. Along the way we saw some monkeys and one had a baby on it's back! I think a lot people had the same idea of not doing the beach so we saw plenty of people along the way. The waterfall didn't quite compare to Iguazu Falls but it was beautiful surrounded by trees and plants with a calm clear pool at the bottom. It was easy to imagine on a sunny day (which was not today) it would be a lovely, ...
... 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.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet