Introducing Angra dos Reis
The savage beauty of Angra dos Reis’s tropical, fjordlike coastline has been badly blemished by industrialization. Supertankers dock in Angra’s port, a railway heads inland to the steel town of Volta Redonda, and the nearby Petrobras oil refinery and nuclear power plant stick out like sore thumbs. If you’ve got your own wheels, there are plenty of gorgeous beaches to explore east and west of town, but for those traveling by bus, the main reason to pass through Angra is to catch the ferry for Ilha Grande.
Angra’s helpful Centro de Informações Turísticas (
A great lunch option only steps from the ferry is Fogão de Minas (Rua Júlio Maria 398; per kg R$15.95) serving delicious and inexpensive self-serve mineiro food.
Angra dos Reis destination guides
In Search Of Iguassu—Rio to Buenos Aires
Dance your way through the best of South America's colourful cities. Kick off your adventure in Rio where you're free to explore the carnival atmosphere or soak up rays. You'll enjoy time outdoors and on the beach at Ilha Grande and connect with the land at an estancia stay in Uruguay. Best of all, we'll fly over to Iguassu Falls for more time to explore the immense cascades.
Angra dos Reis Day Trip and Schooner Cruise
Head out of Rio for the day, where a schooner awaits to take you on a cruise of the turquoise blue waters and islands of Angra dos Reis. With roundtrip hotel transportation and a buffet lunch included, a day of relaxation lies ahead. The town of Angra dos Reis lies in the heart of an archipelago of more than 300 islands.