Lopes Mendes Beach, Ilha Grande

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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. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ilha Grande trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • Beautiful place, without infrastructure-it even has a few sellers of water and soda in one end of the beach, but that's about it. To get there, we left the village of Abraham of taxi boat and we got to the beach landing-dali, necessary to make a trail of about 20 to 25 minutes. The water was transparent, the day was beautiful, it seemed, and the Caribbean was warm, wonderful.
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  • We did the trail of Abraham to Lei that is well drawn, but worth it. We went through 3 beaches until we reach the Lei I ever worth the way. The beach is beautiful, with very clear and warm water. The sand is thin and white. You can't go to Ilha Grande and not go to Lei
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  • One of the best beaches I know only can overcome it some Caribbean, clear and clean waters with modest waves Beach, incredible, it is worth making the half-hour walk to go prior trip to the beach in ⛵ 30 real
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Where to stay in Ilha Grande

The village area by the dock is home to the largest number of Ilha Grande's accommodations, with options varying from family-run, rustic pousadas (guesthouses) to mid-range and luxury hotels. Elsewhere on the island, you'll find upscale resorts offering wide-ranging amenities, such as swimming pools, bars, restaurants, and spas. Though most lodgings lie along the coast, a couple of options farther inland situate you in scenic parts of the jungle interior. Alternatively, head back to the mainland to sleep at one of the simple hotels in Conceicao de Jacarei, the destination of the Ilha Grande ferry service.
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