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ABOUT THE AREA:
Angra dos Reis is a complex comprised of 365 islands and two thousand beaches filled with natural beauty, legends and social happenings. It is located on the Fluminense Green Coast, between the States of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, just off the Rio-Santos Highway (BR-101). The best way to explore this part of the Fluminense Green Coast and to take advantage of its crystal clear waters, and view the mansions the rich and famous have built on private islands is by boat.
Ilha Grande stands out among all of the islands. Considered an adventurers’ paradise, with trails, waterfalls and deserted beaches, it played an important role in Brazil’s historical-cultural scenario for having housed a prison for almost 60 years.
In the past, Angra dos Reis was one of the most important ports of the Fluminense coast. Ships loaded with goods docked there coming from the other side of the world. Slave ships also arrived there carrying hundreds of slaves to supply forced labour to the coffee plantations in the region.
Today, in addition to being a national and international tourism reference point, Angra is the stage of an intense debate due to the installation of the only Brazilian nuclear plants, Angra I and Angra II within its limits.
Ilha Grande It is the largest of all the islands of Angra dos Reis. It has fascinating landscapes, 86 beaches with different features, backwaters, rivers, lagoons, waterfalls, plains, mountains and peaks spread out over 193 sq km. The Atlantic Forest and the sea are very close to each other and the paradisiacal sites are abundant. Many beaches are accessible only by trail or boat.
The Ilha Grande bay has one of the largest concentrations of shipwrecks in the world, and is an excellent option for diving enthusiasts. Standing out in these scenarios are locations such as Lage do Guriri (Ponta de Castelhanos), Jorge Grego Island, Meros and Naufragios Island. On the ocean bed one finds a great variety of fish, corals and caves with sizes varying between 10 and 20 m tall.
Ilha Grande is a sensational location for trekking, trails and walks. There are many options, from hills, mountains, brooks, rocks, slopes and beaches, most of which located within the Atlantic Forest. The island has some urban centres such as Abraão Village, where one can find restaurants, inns and commerce. It is 1 hr 30 min by boat from Angra dos Reis.