Ilha Grande, with its small bays and rugged landscape dotted with waterfalls and mountains, promises you the ultimate outdoor adventure. Recently designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, this breathtakingly beautiful tropical paradise gives off a rustic fishing hamlet vibe. Thanks to the maximum security prison that existed here until 1994, the island managed to remain isolated for decades, thus preserving its bounty of natural attractions. Accessible only from the water, Ilha Grande is now a state park and biological reserve. Hiking the many trails in the forest, exploring secluded beaches and coves, and diving into the crystal clear waters for a glimpse of the rich marine life are just some of the popular activities at the island. With a handful of restaurant and bars the Village of Abraao is the hub of all social activity on the island. The absence of signs of modernization such as motorized vehicles, banks or ATMs only adds to the charm of the place!
UNESCO World Heritage site
Beaches & Hiking
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Asalem is ideally located by the gorgeous Bay of Abraao, a short boat ride from Abraao village. Tucked into the lush vegetation and steps from the beach, this homely guest house is dotted with winding pathways lined with fruit trees.