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Foster City

Ilha Grande is an island with no cars, a few little towns connected via hiking trails. Either you hike around from town to little town or take the boat ride around the island to get to some of the wonderful beaches. I suggest you stay 1 or 2 nights to do some hiking and / or boating around the island. Its a great 3 days weekend getaway from Rio.

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Minneapolis

Check ahead for ferry schedules. This place may take some effort to get to but it is simply a paradise worth the trip. Do not book pricey hotels ahead of time...even if you hear that the pousadas are all sold out, it is likely not true and you can find nice and inexpensive places with full breakfasts and free wi-fi. Check ahead of time to see if you can get in to stay at "The Jungle House" -- an awesome home rented out up in the the jungle. If staying there, be prepared for a hike and bring bug repellant and headlamps.

There are no roads and no private cars on the island. A good option is to use Vila do Abraão as a base and plan day trips from there. There are several hiking trails to the many beaches on the island. Some trails can be strenuous in the tropical weather, so be prepared and take plenty of fluid. Remember that night falls early and dawn is short near the equator, so carry a flashlight if you plan to return after 6PM. Many beaches can be reached by boat and several agencies in Vila do Abraão sell packages for the numerous schooners serving the island. It is easy to find one-way trips and pick ups back to Vila do Abraão on many beaches in the evening. It's possible to walk around the outside of the island in about 4 or 5 days if you're not in too much of a hurry. If you're in too much of a hurry at all you may want to go elsewhere -- this is a place of ultimate relaxation, 3 hour dinners, and lazy days in hammocks :)

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London
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This place used to be a prison (lucky felons!) and is probably one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Really. Beautiful white sandy beaches, amazing trails through the forest, waterfalls, and some of the best diving in Brazil.

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Akumal

Una de las localidades de Isla Grande. lugar increíble para disfrutar de la naturaleza y playas. Pocos habitantes.
No hay servicios, se debe de ir con las provisiones para los días de estadía.
Se llega en barco desde el puerto "Piratas" en Angras do Reis, a dos horas de continente.
Ideal para senderismo y aventuras.

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