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Not to visit it while in Rio should be a sin!!!

Angra dos Reis in my opinion is one of the places you must visit if you are coming to the souhteast region of Brazil. For those who love trekking, diving, secluded beaches, then Angra is an obligation. Located in the state of Rio de Janeiro (aprox 2 hours from the city of Rio on bus), not far from Paraty, this bay contains 365 islands of all kinds of sizes and types you could imagine.
It´s a long "beach catalogue"...you can choose the one that suits best for you....small, with calm, clean waters, cocconut trees? Wide, with native vegetation? In open sea? Easy to get to? Absolutaly difficult to be accessed and totally empty? They have it all.. By this number of options to visit, it´s very difficult to believe there won´t be an island you´ll fall in love with.

The beaty of Angra lies in the islands

You can come on boat from Rio or from the city of Angra, located in the coastline and accessible from the beatiful road called Rio-Santos (BR 101), 400 km from the city of São Paulo and 150 km from the city of Rio...

Before taking the boat from the city in Angra, i´m absolutely sure everyone feels deceived...that´s exactly what I felt, when I stept for the first time on the city of Angra dos Reis and arrived at the port...the old, damaged city, the messy port with dark waters leave no room for good expectations...To go to Angra and not leave the coast line is a huge mistake because in fact what´s beautiful about it are the secluded beaches, islands, diving spots the BAY has....not the city....

It takes only some minutes, as the city desappears on the distance to enter into a completely different world, of untouched and wild beauty....

There are very beautiful beaches on the coastline, mainly on the way to Paraty, accessible from BR 101, but the city itself is not the best place to settle if you are planning to enjoy the beach.

Well, since there are 365 islands, it would probably take a whole year to visit all of them...
Those are the most visited islands in the bay....
1.Ilha Grande
2.Ilhas Cataguazes
3.Ilhas Botinas
4.Ilha da Gipoia....


here are some interesting links:
http://www.angra-dos-reis.com/
http://www.angra2000.com.br/english/

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:365 pros!!!
  • Cons:Try to avoid the high seasons...
  • In a nutshell:Land of pirates, definately!
  • Last visit to Angra dos Reis: Jan 2006
  • Intro Updated Sep 8, 2006
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