Hiking in Ilha Grande

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Ilha Grande, Brazil

Hiking in Ilha Grande Reviews

Foster90 Foster90
3 reviews
Hike to Lopes Mendes Sep 09, 2015
We were staying in Abraao in ihla grande. The walk/hike to the beach took us around 3 hours maybe a bit less. Take water/snacks with you and wear trainers, i did it in flip flops and believe me i would not do it again haha. The views are amazing and when you finally reach the beach its so beautiful and peaceful. The sand is like icing sugar and the water so blue. There is also a ferry which we got back which costs about £3 and takes around 40 minutes.

WARNING - there are no toilets on the beach and only 1 small stall which sells drinks/beer and crisps, so prepare a packed lunch.
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Foster90 Foster90
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Hike to the top of the island to watch the sun rise Sep 09, 2015
I strongly recommend this! Im not one for hiking normally but managed to do this. You get up at 2am along with a group and 2 guides with head torches. How long it takes depends on how fit you are i suppose, theres no steps or path as such more organic so claiming over roots of trees and rocks. For example I'm not very fit and it took us 3 hours and the view from the top was sooo worth it, i do recommend taking a jumper/jacket though as its freezing at the top! We went with a company called sunrise pioneers who were amazing. They were so helpful and friendly and accommodating to everyones pace. They also film the sunrise and take photos which they send you afterwards. The price was around £24, check the link below for photos/videos.

evelynm evelynm
3 reviews
Don't miss the waterfall! Mar 31, 2011
I love love loved hiking in Ilha Grande!! Don't miss out!!

I recommend starting with a quick walk to the Praia Preta (black beach) and checking out the old prison and the beautiful beach area.

On a separate trip, make the 1.5 hour hike to the waterfall inland on the island, it was beautiful! Along the way there are several great lookouts and a natural pool. After the waterfall, head to the beach with the same name (another 30 minutes) and from there you can catch a boat back or hike an alternative route (most of the way) back!

I highly recommend wearing shoes, bringing water, bugspray, and a flashlight. It's not an easy stroll, so be prepared to sweat!

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