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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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  • A tour not to be missed. There are no pictures that can express the beauty that's in there. That requires some care, as the height between floor and ceiling is very low. Upon arrival we found a huge lounge with clear water. She is below the sea and with reflections of greenish light road. Just watching!! Super recommend!
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  • One of the best tours to do, despite the price you pay (20 reais to access the cave). The water inside the cave is stunning. When her snorkeling and you can see various fish etc. It's a beauty that I never thought I'd find in Brazil, surprising!
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  • Very beautiful cave, but for those with claustrophobia, or feels bad indoors ... access occurs between two large stones, but then the "living room" allows to stand up. The view is very beautiful, worth the effort. From Abraham, only by boat.
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