How far would you hike for a nice beach??
Ilha Grande Travel Blog› entry 16 of 123 › view all entries
What a lovely little place this is....from the hustle and bustle of Sao Paulo, this is perfect for kicking back and chill out. Got the ferry over from Angra Dois Reis with Dixie and Adam. During the week the island is pretty quiet so we had good choice of accomodation - luckily we timed to right....we had no idea, but there was some gigantic music festival on at the weekend and all the accomodation was booked out - Carlos the guy at Pousada Alfa where we stayed said he was charging R$200 a night over the weekend - bloody hell!!
We only really had one full day on Ilha Grande, but it was great to chill out...although we decided to put ourselves through tha pain barrier with a 14 kilometre round trip hike to get to some quieter beaches.
The ferry from Angra Dois Reis to Inha Grande costs R$6.50 (£2) each way. There's only one crossing a day to choose from(!) at 3.30pm. Gets you in at about 5pm. To get the bus to Rio from Angre is really expensive (R$28, £9) for a two-hour ride.