Ilha Grande is a beautiful island of stunning beaches and tropical scenery. Vila do Abraão is the principal village on the island where many day trips and hikes start from. Spend at least 3 nights at this island to explore the beautiful nature and beaches like Praia Lopes Mendes, Dois Rios and Saco do Céu. During the week and any time in winter Ilha Grande is quite peaceful. On summer weekends and holidays the island can get crowded so make sure to make a reservation for one of the many pousadas on the island. Note that there are no ATMs on Ilha Grande so make sure to withdraw money before coming to the island.
How to arrive
To get to Ilha Grande you will need to travel to one of the following ports where you take the ferry to the island.
- Conceição do Jacareí
- Angra dos Reis
Bus tickets to Mangaratiba, Conceição do Jacareí and Angra dos Reis can be bought at the Costa Verde ticket office inside the Rodoviária bus station, or in Ipanema at travel agency Paxtur (Rua Visconde de Pirajá 303, loja 114 inside the gallery).