Vila do Abraão is swarming with pousadas, hostels and other accommodations for every budget. Prices drop by as much as 50% between April and November.

The Quieter Side of Ilha Grande

Almost all travelers to Ilha Grande arrive and sleep in Vila do Abraão, the island's biggest town and only major port. But there's a whole world of other options out there for people wishing to get off the beaten track.

The easiest way to broaden your perspective is to take a round-the-island boat tour. These tours typically stop at some of Ilha Grande's most beautiful and remote swimming spots, including Praia de Caxadaço, Praia de Parnaioca, Praia do Aventureiro, Lagoa Verde and Lagoa Azul.

To really escape the crowds and get immersed in Ilha Grande's wild natural beauty, consider staying at one of the island's more remote accommodations on beaches such as Praia Vermelha or Praia do Pouso. All can provide transportation and meals.