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. Add Lopes Mendes Beach and other attractions to your Ilha Grande trip itinerary using our Ilha Grande trip generator.
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  • Crisp white sand that, when you step on it, give away the same sound as if you are stepping on newly fallen snow. The beach is huge and long. The things that are missing for a full score is the water ...  more »
  • Surfers Beach to especially not to be missed during your visit to Ilha Grande! & Go foot, well worth the money
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  • Beautiful beach! Two hours of walking with a pretty climbs but which are well worth the time!
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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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