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Ilha Grande BayBrazil

Take boat trips, go diving in crystalline water and snap memorable photos of jagged coastline, remote beaches and peaceful islands.

Ilha Grande Bay has a scenic, undulating shoreline and verdant islands. Its old-fashioned colonial towns and sleepy fishing villages complement the array of islets with stunning beaches and rainforest trails. Travel along the coast to enjoy the full range of intriguing towns, villages and islands that make up this marvelous bay area.

Among the most iconic of the countless islands off Rio de Janeiro State’s coast is Ilha Grande. Arrive at Vila do Abraão and visit the bars, restaurants and hostels facing its picturesque port. Stroll along Abraão Beach at night and listen to drums and live music emanating from clubs.

Outside the main town, much of this island consists of remote and undeveloped scenery. Trek along the Atlantic rainforest trails to find secluded beaches and coves. Enjoy the seafood in coastal restaurants and go snorkeling to see colorful fish along such sandy stretches as Abraaozinho Beach and Crena Beach. The standout shoreline is Lopes Mendes Beach, which lies at the end of a hilly forest trail, where monkeys and parrots dwell.

Back on the mainland is the port town of Angra dos Reis. Wander through the old town to see ecclesiastical gems, such as the Santa Luzia Church and the Matriz Church. Travel west to the quaint colonial outpost of Paraty, known for its narrow cobbled lanes and peaceful plazas. Look around the Paraty Historic Center and stroll along the wooden pier of Paraty Wharf. Make a daytrip to Trindade to relax on Cachadaço Beach or Cepilho Beach.

From the city of Rio de Janeiro, drive west for 100 miles (160 kilometers) to reach the port of Angra dos Reis. Take a boat from the marine station to the port in Vila do Abraão on Ilha Grande. The island lies in the Atlantic Ocean and most of it is within the Ilha Grande State Park.

Ilha Grande Bay is a mesmerizing region with an eclectic range of activities as well as serene, sandy havens.

Top Hotels in Ilha Grande Bay

House With Lush sea Views
House With Lush sea Views

Situated on the waterfront, this holiday home is steps away from Araujo Island and Grande Beach. Serra da Bocaina National Park and Lula Beach are also within ...

House With Lush sea Views
Home Island-paraty-island Araujo-front KM 561 Rio-santos Road
Home Island-paraty-island Araujo-front KM 561 Rio-santos Road
The price is CA $234 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 22

Situated on the beach, this romantic holiday home is steps away from Araujo Island and Grande Beach. Serra da Bocaina National Park and Lula Beach are also within ...

1/5 (1 review)
Casa horrivel-nao corresponde com as fotos

"Aluguei essa casa para passar o fim de ano e ao chegar com as compras vimos que a casa esta localizada em frente a um esgoto/canal aberto. A cozinha da casa tinha fezes de ratos e os quartos cheira a mofo, colchoes com acaros e mofo humido, banheiros em estado terrivel. Nao fiquei POIs a casa nao ..."…"

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

Home Island-paraty-island Araujo-front KM 561 Rio-santos Road
Cozy Refuge on the top of the Island
Cozy Refuge on the top of the Island
The price is CA $58 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 22

Situated in Paraty, this chalet is steps away from Araujo Island and Grande Beach. Serra da Bocaina National Park and Lula Beach are also within 3 miles (5 ...

Cozy Refuge on the top of the Island
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Ilha Grande Bay

House With Lush sea Views
House With Lush sea Views

Situated on the waterfront, this holiday home is steps away from Araujo Island and Grande Beach. Serra da Bocaina National Park and Lula Beach are also within ...

House With Lush sea Views
Home Island-paraty-island Araujo-front KM 561 Rio-santos Road
Home Island-paraty-island Araujo-front KM 561 Rio-santos Road
The price is CA $234 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 22

Situated on the beach, this romantic holiday home is steps away from Araujo Island and Grande Beach. Serra da Bocaina National Park and Lula Beach are also within ...

1/5 (1 review)
Casa horrivel-nao corresponde com as fotos

"Aluguei essa casa para passar o fim de ano e ao chegar com as compras vimos que a casa esta localizada em frente a um esgoto/canal aberto. A cozinha da casa tinha fezes de ratos e os quartos cheira a mofo, colchoes com acaros e mofo humido, banheiros em estado terrivel. Nao fiquei POIs a casa nao ..."…"

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

Home Island-paraty-island Araujo-front KM 561 Rio-santos Road
Cozy Refuge on the top of the Island
Cozy Refuge on the top of the Island
The price is CA $58 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 22

Situated in Paraty, this chalet is steps away from Araujo Island and Grande Beach. Serra da Bocaina National Park and Lula Beach are also within 3 miles (5 ...

Cozy Refuge on the top of the Island
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Ilha Grande Bay

Lopes Mendes Beach
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Lopes Mendes Beach

Go surfing or snorkeling at one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil after meeting monkeys and parrots in the forest.

Biscaia Beach
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Biscaia Beach

Take boat trips to the surrounding islands and watch the sunset from the pier on this stunning strand backed by verdant hills of palm trees and other exotic vegetation.

Angra dos Reis Port
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Angra dos Reis Port

Watch the lively shipyard action take place at this busy port, see local fishermen at work and dine at casual waterfront restaurants. 

Laboratorio Beach
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Laboratorio Beach

Enjoy the soothing sensation of the warm water at this secluded beach, which lies beside a pair of nuclear reactors.

Abraao Beach
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Abraao Beach

Embark on a boat tour from the wooden pier and relax at the tables of upscale restaurant spilling onto this beach.

Bonfim Beach
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Bonfim Beach

Swim in the warm water, visit an 18th-century church and board a catamaran for a sailing trip around Ilha Grande at this pretty beach. 

Top things to do in Ilha Grande Bay

Waterfall & Jungles Jeep Tour
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Waterfall & Jungles Jeep Tour

CA $61
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande
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Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande

CA $78
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Angra dos Reis Full-Day from Rio with Boat Ride & Lunch
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Angra dos Reis Full-Day from Rio with Boat Ride & Lunch

CA $55
Per adult
74% of travellers recommend
Sierra Da Bocaina Jeep Tour - Waterfalls and Cachaças
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Sierra Da Bocaina Jeep Tour - Waterfalls and Cachaças

CA $42
Per adult
Paraty Art Experience: 3-Hour Painting Class
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Paraty Art Experience: 3-Hour Painting Class

CA $122
Per adult
Angra Dos Reis Day Trip Boat Tour
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Angra Dos Reis Day Trip Boat Tour

CA $103
Per adult

Cities near Ilha Grande Bay

Angra dos Reis featuring a sunset, boating and a bay or harbour

Angra dos Reis

Paraty

Paraty

Vila do Abraao which includes a small town or village and street scenes as well as a small group of people

Ilha Grande

Praia Vermelha

Praia Vermelha