Lopes Mendes Beach, Ilha Grande
(4.7/5 based on 4,200+ reviews on the web)
On an island world-famous for over 100 beaches, Lopes Mendes Beach stands out with its 3 km (1.9 mi) of white fine sand. The water remains quite shallow a long way out, providing visitors with nearly perfect surfing conditions. Frequently ranked among the world’ most stunning beaches, this long strip of warm sand can be reached from the main settlement on the island by a short boat ride, followed by a hike up a relatively steep footpath. Walk through the lush island vegetation to get some exercise and prepare yourself for a refreshing dip in the crystalline waters. Before hitting the trail, remember to bring lots of water, bug repellent, and a good flashlight, as darkness descends rapidly under the thick forest canopy. Add Lopes Mendes Beach and other attractions to your Ilha Grande trip itinerary using our Ilha Grande trip generator.
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  • The beach is beautiful, paradisiacal as several, but is definitely not the best beach of Ilha Grande. To get a trekking can be done from Abraão (approximately 3 hours) but you have to have good physical condition because the heat greatly increases the difficulty (though it is worthwhile, because it is better known and the landscapes, flora and fauna are amazing. If not, there are tours and also taxi boats (more cheap than the tours) that take you close. You have to climb a hill (30 minutes approx.) and you arrive at this large white sandy beach. Personally, I did not kill.
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  • this beach is not accessible by tourist big boats and the waves are very high so it is cool and clean. good place for surfing, you coud rent a surf and take lessons there. there is a small beverages p...  more »
  • Very nice beach which must get through an entrr walk the vegetation of ilha grande but highly recommended with warm waters and environment safe
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