Lopes Mendes Beach

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Lopes Mendes Beach which includes a sandy beach, tropical scenes and general coastal views

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

The most famous beach on Ilha Grande, Lopes Mendes Beach lives up to its reputation as a sandy haven with fluffy white sand and crystalline water. The wide strand is almost miles (3 kilometers) long and lies at the end of a hilly trail through dense thickets of tropical forests. Take photos of this iconic stretch of sand, whose beauty is ample reward for the rigorous journey.

Enjoy the utter serenity of this tranquil beach, which is free of structures, boats and Jet Skis. Bring any equipment you might want, such as deck chairs, to this isolated bay as you won’t find any stands selling or renting these items. You can purchase snacks and drinks, including alcoholic beverages, from the few small stalls on site. Rent short or long boards here to take out on the consistent waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

Sunbathe and listen to the sound of the soothing waves and accompanying wind. Beachcomb for shells and other aquatic treasures on this long beach. The sand may feel powdery like fresh snow beneath your feet. Cool down with a swim in the refreshing water or jump into the waves with your family. Relax with a book in the shaded section by the trees at the back of the beach.

Embark on a hike along the steep trails in the forest. Brown howler monkeys, red-browed parrots and lizards are among the exotic creatures that live between the trees. Along the way, stop at some of the smaller and lesser-known beaches, which are also quite beautiful.

Lopes Mendes Beach is on the eastern flank of the picturesque landmass of Ilha Grande. Take a boat from Vila do Abraão to Pouso Beach and hike about 20 minutes through the forest to Lopes Mendes Beach, which faces south toward the Atlantic Ocean. Alternatively, you can hike through the Atlantic rainforest for 2 to 3 hours to get here from town. Visit nearby highlights, including the Ponta dos Castelhanos, Santo Antonio Beach and Caxadaço Beach with a guide.

Top Hotels Close to Lopes Mendes Beach

Asalem
Asalem
3.5 out of 5
Praia da Crena S/N, Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro
The price is CA $212 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 23
Situated in Angra dos Reis, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Crena Beach and Guaxuma Beach. Abraao Beach and Abraaozinho Beach are also within ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (44 reviews)
"Wow, I love Asalem so much I'm already talking about when the next time we can visit this property. It's located a boat ride away from the main village - it's quiet and peaceful, the staff is lovely and so very helpful. Shout out to Natalia for making our stay so memorable and the highlight of our ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 22, 2021

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Atlantica Jungle Lodge
Atlantica Jungle Lodge
2.5 out of 5
Praia do Pouso S/N, Angra dos Reis, RJ
Nestled on the beach, this Angra dos Reis pousada is just steps from Mangues Beach and Pouso. Lopes Mendes Beach and Santo Antonio are also within 1 mi (2 ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (15 reviews)
"O lugar é incrível e a experiência única. Deve-se levar em consideração que o hotel fica em um local isolado e, para encontrar comércio ou restaurantes, é preciso pegar um barco. Porém, o hotel possui ótimas opções de comida e o atendimento e gentileza dos colaboradores é impecável. Para chegar até ..."

Reviewed on Feb. 12, 2021

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Cabanas Paraíso
Cabanas Paraíso
2 out of 5
Praia Brava De Palmas - Ilha Grande, Angra dos Reis, RJ
Nestled on the beach, this Angra dos Reis cabin is within a 5-minute walk of Brava Beach and Palmas Beach. Mangues Beach and Pouso are also within 2 mi (3 ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (31 reviews)
"We had an amazing time at Cabanas Paraiso. It really is paradise. You get your own private beach, a great breakfast and the staff is really helpful. If you are considering going to Cabanas Paraiso just do it!"

Reviewed on Jan. 31, 2018

Cabanas Paraíso
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