Introducing Ilha Grande
Ilha Grande (Big Island) has dazzled visitors for centuries. Some 150km southwest of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s third-largest island has tropical scenery and gorgeous beaches. Its hillsides are covered in lush forests, important remnants of the rapidly disappearing Mata Atlântica ecosystem.
There are no banks and no cars on Ilha Grande, so get cash before you relax. For island info check www.ilhagrande.com.br. Just off the dock, there is a small tourist boothwhere you can pick up an island map.
Last updated: Feb 17, 2009