"Tour by boat at Costa Verde" Brazil Things to Do Tip by HansWerner

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by HansWerner

There are a lot of boats in Paraty, Angra dos Reis, Itacuruca and so on which are used for tours around the Costa Verde. Here for example:
Normally this are schooner or "escunas".
What is a "escuna" ?
Normally this are standard tours like 5 hours, 4 beaches, 20 $Rs. There is one standard tour from Rio which goes to Itacuruca by bus. So all the boats make the same tour and visit the same beaches. Itīs a good idea to rent a boat and make an individual tour. You can get a small boat for about 350 $Rs per day. So if you are in a group I recommend this. Because the most boats are used only for day trips they do not offer a bed to stay over night on board. So if you want to make a tour for more than one day to see lonely beaches you must look for a boat with sleeping cabins or you have to contact an agency that offers a tour with the possibility to sleep at night at one of the hotels and/or pousadas at one of the islands.

Directions: Costa Verde, Paryty, Mangaratiba, Itacuruca

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  • Written Apr 2, 2005
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