Praia de Lopes Mendes

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Ilha Grande, Brazil

Praia de Lopes Mendes Ilha Grande Reviews

carles1984 carles19…
1 reviews
great trip to brasil May 16, 2011
I was travelling with a friend in southamerica and we had a last month in brasil, had a great experience, great perople, food music ......speacially recommend ilha do mel, near curitiba there is the city of paranagua where you can catch a ferry to this amazing without cars island, iddliyc
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eamesker eamesker
17 reviews
Best beach in Brazil - and no crowds! Sep 03, 2008
The cost is average because it takes money to get to Ilha Grande, then money to take a boat to Praia de Lopes Mendes. You will more than likely need to stay on the island one night.

This is BY FAR the most beautiful beach I have ever been to, and I have seen many beaches. The sand is as soft as powder. The water is completely transparent. There is a lush forest lining the whole length of the 3km beach and the water is as blue as the sky. The best part about it is that it is almost empty!!! A perfect beach with no crowds - heaven!

Although there can sometimes be currents, it is an ideal spot for swimming because the water is so shallow and very gradually deepens. There is god surf here and some local guys and glas rent out surfboards on the beach. There are also very few locals who sell food and water.

Use protection though, the sun here can be very harsh - I learned this the hard way. Use the greenery for shade.

This beach is a must see for anyone visiting Brazil!!!

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