The Island Experience
Travel Blogs from Ilha Grande
... way too long, we caught the one hour ferry to Ilha Grande, just as the sun was starting to set. We all sat up on the roof of the ferry and I chatted to Boyd about sports, sinking lower and lower into the deck to avoid the cold breeze.
When we made it to the island it was already getting dark. We settled in and then went out to dinner with the group, to a nice little restaurant right on the sand. Crabs kept appearing out of nowhere ...
... set out on the kayaks to the blue lagoon. Ben had to drag me out of bed but it was well worth it as we had the whole place to ourselves, not a tourist boat in sight. Not a breath of wind, no boats or thumping music. Just us, paddling our kayaks through the glass-still water along the edge of the island where the jungle meets the sea. We navigated through debris (from the rain) to the beautiful Lago Azul and then further around to ...
... also decided to grow a beard... We will keep you updated on its progress! We ate some of the local food, moqueca which is this yummy fish and seafood stew and comes with rice and this really weird farofa stuff - it's like crunchy flour (the jury is still out on the farofa)! On Sunday the weather was cloudy but warm so we took a boat trip to the best beach on the island, Lopes Mendes. We got off the boat and had to walk through the forest for about half an ...
... did not do up but just buckled shut) and set out into the fierce sunlight. We were greated by an English guy who looked at us and said only one work "Lappa". We just smiled and jumped into the bus. After crawling around the city for an hour we were out on the highway heading towards Isla Grande.
After a slightly uncertain wait on the jetty, our boat came and we set off. It was drizzling and rather unpleasant on the boat but we met a lovely English ...
... have a spare bed for one of us, so Simon was going to sleep on the couch but we top n tailed instead, but I spent the whole night freaked out I was going to roll out of my bunk to the ground haha.
Anyway we have arrived at our new hostel on Ilha Grande and it is AMAZING. Itīs small and intimate, the host is incredibly friendly, it is spotlessly clean. We are in an 8 bed dorm and it looks like a hotel room, with crisp clean white sheets and ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool