Ilha Grande

Trip Start Sep 01, 2005
Trip End Jul 08, 2014

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Monday, July 24, 2006

This small but beautiful island was about 15km off the coast, midway between Sau Paulo & Rio De Janiero: a 2 hour boat ride from a place called Mangaratiba. We were in Mangaratiba long enough to grab a quick brekkie after another overnight bus.
Arrived on Ilha Grande quickly found some accommodation, & had a light lunch before we headed to the beach. It was sooooooo good to be back on a beach again, even though it was black sand. The water was quite cool & calm, which was refreshing after sunbathing in the 30c heat. It was a quiet & relaxing place, & we enjoyed a couple of gin & tonics over a few hands of cards as the sun went down.
The next day was the same but we took a boat to a different beach, which had squeaky white sand & big waves. Spent the whole day on the beach sunbathing & chilling, had hired snorkels & masks but there wasn´t anything to see. That evening went for a quiet dinner & ended up having an early night (must of been all that sun)!

Left the next day to go to Rio!!!
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