Ilha Grande, Angra dos Reis – Rio de Janeiro RJ

Ilha Grande

Viewpoint of Bananal

Angra dos Reis

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Come fall in love with this paradise called Ilha Grande!

Ilha Grande is a magnificent archipelago located in the municipality of Angra dos Reis , in the southern region of Rio de Janeiro. With more than 100 beaches with crystal clear waters, Ilha Grande has 193 thousand square kilometers of land and the highest point of the archipelago exceeds 3,000 meters in altitude.

In 2007, the Ilha Grande archipelago was elected one of the Seven Wonders of the world, reaching second place, only behind Sugarloaf Mountain, another Rio wonder.

Types of beaches on Ilha Grande

The Ilha Grande archipelago has beaches with two typical characteristics:

  • Beaches facing the mainland – with very calm water where the sediments sink, making the water very crystal clear, perfect for diving and snorkeling;

  • Beaches facing the open sea – beautiful beaches with more intense waves, great for surfing and for those who like rougher seas.

Fauna and Flora on Ilha Grande

This paradise has dense vegetation with beautiful Atlantic Forest plants with many fruits and wild animals. The vegetation of Ilha Grande is essential for maintaining the environmental balance and for the beauty of the place, since the soil of the islands of the archipelago is a few meters deep and lies on rocks, allowing it to slide easily if there is no presence there. of long-rooted trees that “hold” the soil in place. For this reason, deforestation in the region is strictly punished and its rate is almost nil.

Ilha Grande offers a wide variety of wild animals such as monkeys, capybaras, snakes, reptiles, amphibians and many birds, in addition to the rich marine life with whales, dolphins, sea turtles and many fish. There are also sharks on Ilha Grande and, due to their perfect balance, there has never been a single attack on human beings.

Where to stay on Ilha Grande

Pousada do Preto, located on Bananal Bay in Ilha Grande is the perfect place for you who want to make the most of this tropical paradise!
With comfortable facilities and delicious local food, Pousada do Preto has a magnificent view of the sea on Bananal Bay.

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