Welcome to Ilha Grande & Vila do Abraão


Vila do Abraão, Ilha Grande's main town, was just a sleepy fishing village until the mid-1990s, when the infamous prison was destroyed and tourism began in earnest. Despite the influx of outsiders, Abraão, with its palm-studded beachfront and tidy orange church, remains small by mainland standards, and the prevailing rhythm is agreeably slow, thanks in large part to the absence of motorized vehicles. By day, life is all about exploring the island's dozens of trails and beaches, while evening brings half the town down to socialize by the waterfront.


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$29 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Half-Day Ilha Grande Schooner Tour

At 10:30am, depart aboard your schooner from the Vila do Abraão port after meeting at the nearby meeting point. Your first stop will be at Lagoa Azul (Blue Lagoon), one of the most famous, visited, and contemplated places of Ilha Grande for its beauty fascinating island formations. A snorkeling trip is a must in the turquoise and crystal clear waters. Next, stop at Freguesia do Santana, where the settlement of Ilha Grande began. See the Church of Santana, built in 1843 with whale oil and sand from the beach. From there, the schooner heads to the last stop at Japariz, a very quiet beach with calm waters. You will have time here for lunch (own expense).On each of these stops, you will have about 40-50 minutes to explore before boarding the schooner again. After enjoying this last stop, the schooner departs at 3pm for return to the Vila do Abraão Port.

$150 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Private Lopes Mendes Hiking Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Grande das Palmas Beach, Ilha Grande, Angra Dos Reis, State of Rio de JaneiroExplore by hike the Palmas BeachDuration: 1 hourStop At: Pouso Beach, Ilha Grande, Angra Dos Reis, State of Rio de JaneiroVisit the Pouso Beach by hikeDuration: 1 hourStop At: Mangues Beach, Ilha Grande, Angra Dos Reis, State of Rio de JaneiroEnjoy the Mangues Beach by hikeDuration: 1 hourStop At: Lopes Mendes Beach, Ilha Grande, Angra Dos Reis, State of Rio de JaneiroDiscover one of the most beatiful beaches in Brazil.Duration: 2 hours

$114.99 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

3 hours to paradise! The Essence of Ilha Grande.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Grande das Palmas Beach, Ilha Grande, Angra Dos Reis, State of Rio de JaneiroOften overlooked, a "Enseada das Palmas" offers the essence of a tropical beach with few tourists, shady spots, warm water, rocks for snorkeling and a restaurant with delicious, fresh food.Duration: 5 hoursStop At: Lopes Mendes Beach, Ilha Grande, Angra Dos Reis, State of Rio de JaneiroIf you like, we take you on a 50min hike through the atlantic rainforest to one of Ilha Grande´s most famous beaches. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Abraao Beach, Ilha Grande, Angra Dos Reis, State of Rio de JaneiroIf you feel like getting to know the biggest village of Ilha Grande, a boat will take you there and back.Duration: 1 hour

$919.93 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Private Day trip Ilha Grande - relax, hike, snorkel, visit the local village

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Grande das Palmas Beach, Ilha Grande, Angra Dos Reis, State of Rio de JaneiroOften overlooked, a "Enseada das Palmas" offers the essence of a tropical beach with few tourists, shady spots, warm water, rocks for snorkeling and a restaurant with delicious, fresh food.Duration: 5 hoursStop At: Lopes Mendes Beach, Ilha Grande, Angra Dos Reis, State of Rio de JaneiroIf you like, we take you on a 50min hike through the atlantic rainforest to one of Ilha Grande´s most famous beaches. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Abraao Beach, Ilha Grande, Angra Dos Reis, State of Rio de JaneiroIf you feel like getting to know the biggest village of Ilha Grande, a boat will take you there and back.Duration: 1 hour

$52 Water Sports

Full-Day Ilha Grande Northern Coast Speedboat Tour

Begin your tour at about 10:30am from the Vila do Abraão port. Your first stop is at Lagoa Verde (Green Lagoon), where you can enjoy it's calm, transparent waters. It is one of the best places for snorkeling. After an hour, continue on to the Lagoa Azul (Blue Lagoon). This is one of the most visited places of Ilha Grande. Take a dip and snorkel some more in the turquoise, crystal clear waters here. Next stop is at Saco do Céu, where can explore for an hour, and enjoy a local lunch (not included). Your speedboat then heads to Praia do Amor (Love Beach), a small beach in Saco do Ceú full of legends and love stories. Visit the Caraminga Beach, a beautiful beach with a river behind, which allows at the end of the tour a fresh water bath to relax and recharge.Last, see Praia da Feiticeira (Sorceress Beach), a beach with calm waters surrounded by the Atlantic Forest. Your tour will end around 4pm with return to Vila do Abraão port. Each of your stops on the tour will last from 40 to 60 minutes.

$19 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Schooner Shuttle to Lopes Mendes from Vila do Abraao

Depart from Vila do Abraão at your selected time to discover the beaches of Lopes Mendes. After transportation in a convenient schooner shuttle, it is possible to see four beaches in one day. During your 40-minute ride, you will have a guide on board. At landing and boarding, you will visit Praia de Mangue.Praia de Pouso is a beautiful, quiet beach with a floating restaurant where you can enjoy food or drink (own expense). From there, take a 20-minute walk to Lopes Mendes, considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.Santo Antônio is a 20-minute trail from Mangue Beach. A small beach that lies between Pouso and Lopes Mendes, it has many rocks and a freshwater stream that ends at the beach. Make your own way to discover the many natural beauties in these beaches, and travel along the ecologic trails. At your agreed upon time, return back to Vila do Abraão on-board the schooner.The tour duration is 7.5 hours.