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Abraao Cove, Ilha Grande
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Situated between high mountains emerging from the sea is Abraao Cove, a piece of paradise surrounded by the lush greenery of the Atlantic Forest. This is not a beach ideal for swimming but rather a great place to relax, have dinner, and enjoy a beer or nice caipirinha (a popular Brazilian cocktail made with rum, sugar and lime) while listening to the samba or other Brazilian music being played by the locals. Snorkeling will allow you to explore the small cave with the brilliant light from the ocean illuminating its crevices and to take in the sights of the natural aquarium.

The best way to reach the island is by Angra dos Reis, a two-hour dirve from Rio. From there you can take the hour-long ferry ride across, but keep in mind that the ferry is actually a small boat that carries about 30-40 passengers. You can view the schedule on Ilha Grande’s website, but keep in mind that the boat might not leave at exactly that time. Consider hiring private transport and book them for your return as taxi service does not exist in town. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Abraao Cove by using our Ilha Grande trip itinerary planner.
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  • The visit to this cave is one of multiple scenarios interesting thing you can do while in Ilha Grande. The view from this place is really privileged, since you can have a complete overview of the gateway to the island.
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  • Unbelievably beautiful! Worth the "effort" to enter the cave and see the sea super blue. Take your diving mask, because visual underwater is amazing! Is very worthwhile, and to reach on foot or by boat.
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  • Beautiful place and little known of Ilha Grande. It is possible to dive in the cave and goes through it under water, but don't do it if you do not have this training, many people have died already venturing that way.
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