The Island Experience
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- Shuttle bus service
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TripAdvisor Reviews The Island Experience Ilha Grande
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... and some ruins. Joined the group that had their sight set on visiting a waterfall, only an extra 3kms added on, but were rewarded with seeing some howler monkeys and blue crabs. 20000 steps and a lovely ice cold beer at the end. Out for dinner to excellent pizza joint and walk back to fabulous lodgings nestled in the fringe of the jungle.
another boat ride back to the mainland and on to Rio for the last leg of the tour.
... was good, the sun was shining unlike yesterday. We got up early ready for a 2 hour trek to a beach! The island doesn't have any cars so the only way you can get around is by walking. The whole island is set up with walking trails, ranging from a 30 minute walk to 12 hours. One person walked the whole of the island in 8 days! The trek to Lopes Mendez beach was very hilly, walking up boulders and fallen over trees in the forest. It was really fun though but we ...
... closer with a banana but it wasn't happening. They weren't making their loud noises but they were eating and playing around, and from what I've heard it is an insanely loud noise. I guess it is a good thing.
Our next stop was a place called praia preto or black beach. On our walk there, we heard something rustling in the bushes on the ground. Probably one of the last things I ...
... which was unbelievable; the weather was beautiful, the sea like a mirror and met some really friendly people!
After checking into the hostel I took a walk along the beach and watched the sunset. The town is really small and has no cars, cash machine or much civilization at all; a great antidote for Sao Paulo!
Had food (rice, beans and chicken) at a very good restaurant on the shore/beach. Its the low season so everyone has been giving "extras" ...
... but basically we wanted to jump right into the ocean once we arrived at the actual Lopes Mendez beach as we were pouring with sweat! It was all worth it. We could hear the roaring waves before we could see the beach and once we cleared the jungle trek (practise for the amazon!) all we could see was pure white sand and clear blue water. Paradise found. So for the next couple hours we sun bathed and relaxed and the whole gang reunited ...