The Island Experience
Travel Blogs from Ilha Grande
... the 3 of us managed to share- really large portions! This we ate at a really cute restaurant on the beach (literally chairs sinking into the sand). It was also Alex's birthday so Germán got this beautiful cake from the bakery for everyone. The night ended with us dancing to the live band in the main square and then heading to the only little club on the island, which was down the road from our hotel. We never want to leave ilha ...
... I mentioned before that we took a ferry from Angra dos Reis to the only town on Ilha Grande, named Abraao. There are only around 4000 people that live on Ilha Grande and 3500 live in this town. The rest are scattered across the island. The best part of Ilha Grande is that there are no vehicles or roads so if you want to explore the island you are going to need to get your walking shoes on or hire a boat.
Since it seems that ...
... in the 18th century and with it came the sugar cane and coffee farming industry. And to work these plantations, many African slaves were brought in. After slavery was abolished Ilha Grande became known as a haven for slave smuggling which was quite lucrative business at that point.
The 20th century has seen Japanese immigrants establishing a sardine processing industry here as well as the founding of a renowned prison colony which ...
... To date this is the best thing I have eaten in Brazil! Bless the hot dog van man :) The other cool thing about Ilha Grande was the bicycle cart of cakes! We didn't eat any as for some reason you get cakes at breakfast and therefore our sweet tooth is met early on in the day, but it looked amazing! We also started buying rolls, cheese and meat for our hikes which was entertaining to try order. Adam strangely seems to know random words of Portuguese I.e. 200 ...
... out into the crystal clear ocean water at a remarkably low incline, offering one of the most spectacular sights on the island. The flatness of the beach allows you to walk out into the sea for at least 50 metres while still being able to feel the bottom and this, combined with the steady breeze, makes for some fantastically fun waves. We stayed the whole day there, most of which I spent playing in the waves, trying to surf them as they broke, in a game where the search for ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool