Ilha Grande

Located three hours south of Rio de Janeiro, it's a jewel of the Emerald Coast

Ilha Grande

Located three hours south of Rio de Janeiro, the island of Ilha Grande is a jewel of the Emerald Coast. A mix of pristine forest and empty beaches, the ‘big island’ is a wonderful place to get away from it all.

The island’s most famous attraction is without doubt Lopes Mendes beach, widely regarded as the best beach in Brazil, which is reached following a trek through the rainforest and offers great surfing. Alternatively take a boat trip round to the island for the day. The island is ideal for activities such as swimming, snorkelling, kayaking or mountain biking and the island is well-known for its beautiful trails and hills, providing excellent hiking opportunities in the Atlantic forest and stunning scenic views.

Boat trips around Ilha Grande are hugely popular too. There is no traffic on the island but plenty of restaurants, bars and shops and is a perfect destination to relax and get away from it all on a Brazil holiday.

If you are looking for luxury then ask us about hiring a luxury villa on the island.