Ilha Grande, Brazil Off to the Beach

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Get up this morning for a breakfast of Mangos, and other amazing fruits. With to wash it all down with Brazil coffee, I do not drink coffee but this is amazing.

We are going on to a big beach today called Lope Mendes beach on another island. A bunch of us head off to the main port and get into a boat and for a long journey to this other island. This place is quite amazing,you can see cactus growing out of the rocks. We disembark the boat and head to this trail. We go on a hike for about 30 minutes to get to the main beach. Going up some muddy hills and down rocky ones, its kinda hard. On route we see many monkies in the forest. Finally you can hear the waves of the ocean at the beach. We get to the beach and its amazing, completely untouched and all natural, we set up shop here for while.

waterfront

We spend a good amount of time in the ocean playing in the waves. The waves push you all the way from middle right to shore,  I lost my watch in the process. At one point I was stuck between the current and was being tossed around for awhile, abit scary but overall fun.

I go walking up the entire stretch of beach and realize I am badly sunburned now, quite cool though.

After a few hours here we make it back to our boat to get back to the main town. It took awhile to leave as the boat would get out to open water and driver would see someone else come and he would turn back to get them. We did this about 7 times before finally actually heading out. On the journey back we are tortured by this one girl who is talking very loudly about her trip, she is going on and on about nothing and everyone is annoyed for the whole trip back to main town.

We head back to hotel and get cleaned up, then go to the hotel pool for a swim with beer. Then go hang out in the sauna for a few hours. A good lazy day.

Later the evening we rejoin the rest of the group for a Brazil style BBQ, and Caprinha, which is a famous drink here. The BBQ is a mix of all types of great stuff and is a big buffet, totally amazing. During this time, the couple from Ireland set up their Ipods and we listen to their music for awhile.

After dinner we head into town and go to an outdoor bar for some drinks. Have a few drinks of beer and caprinhas again, its going to be good night. We later decide we want to go check out this one night club, we go out searching for this one club called Ipaum Gaucu. It seems to be good club so we go into the dance area looking for a party. Once inside we realize we have been "Had". There is no one else here and all there is a Reggae Band doing a really really Bob Marley impression. IT was supposed to have lots of Salsa dancing, however that is not happening right now. From here I decide to turn it off and call it a night. So Off to bed, have big day tomorrow for something fun again. Stay tuned.

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a great photo
a great photo
waterfront
waterfront
countryside
countryside
bad weather
bad weather
nice beach area on bad day
nice beach area on bad day
getting read for our ferry
getting read for our ferry
many boats
many boats
fishing boats
fishing boats
fishing area
fishing area
nice condos
nice condos
boats
boats
picture of many words
picture of many words
beach area, let us go swim
beach area, let us go swim
good stop
good stop
nice beach
nice beach
good town
good town
water
water
this is it
this is it
cool boat
cool boat
enjoying the moment
enjoying the moment
pink bag was Als
pink bag was Al's
view of voyage
view of voyage
front of boat
front of boat
no life jackets
no life jackets
water
water
nice boat
nice boat
fish boat
fish boat
fishing boat
fishing boat
clouds
clouds
on journey
on journey
rain and rain
rain and rain
raining
raining
rain
rain
clouds
clouds
almost there
almost there
more clouds
more clouds
we are there!
we are there!
a frog
a frog
name of hote
name of hote
electrical shower head
electrical shower head
luggage porter
luggage porter
our accomodation
our accomodation
the cabins
the cabins
nice cabins
nice cabins
more of area
more of area
the pool area
the pool area
BBQ area
BBQ area
bananas!
bananas!
our room
our room
nice road way
nice road way
cool
cool
nice green house
nice green house
town area
town area
water front
water front
on Wharf
on Wharf
tourist
tourist
a great view
a great view
boat to the beach
boat to the beach
boats
boats
on the boat
on the boat
leaving the island
leaving the island
a nice day
a nice day
water
water
more boats
more boats
rocks
rocks
cactus growing out of the rocks
cactus growing out of the rocks
on arrival
on arrival
more of the area
more of the area
getting there, almost
getting there, almost
arrival at beach
arrival at beach
getting off boat
getting off boat
map of area
map of area
beach
beach
a nice area
a nice area
monkeys
monkeys
monkey
monkey
Lope Mendes Beach
Lope Mendes Beach
more of the beach
more of the beach
a good beach
a good beach
beach
beach
nice water
nice water
rocks and water
rocks and water
refreshing
refreshing
water
water
wow
wow
cactus
cactus
waves
waves
very cool!
very cool!
awesome
awesome
a good photo
a good photo
beach scene company
beach scene company
days end
days end
nice boats
nice boats
leaving
leaving
Brazil BBQ
Brazil BBQ
a good meal
a good meal
night out in Ilha Granda
night out in Ilha Granda
caprinha
caprinha
a good drink
a good drink
nice out
nice out
good beer
good beer
celebration
celebration
salsa bar
salsa bar
Reggae Music
Reggae Music
Ilha Grande
photo by: danielecotrim