Lopes Mendes Beach, Ilha Grande

(4.7/5 based on 4,400+ 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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  • I've been twice in Lei, and the feeling is wonderful. To reach this beach you need to make a 30 min or less depending on your mood. But believe me, worth it. It's a beautiful beach!
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  • I recommend making the trail to the beach. They are 3 hours to get but worth it! If there is mud, and it can be slippery, you should go barefoot (the soil is clay and very soft). Along the way you'll see the jungle, monkeys, and passes through 3 beautiful beaches. Bring water.
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  • Beautiful beach, crystal clear water, a great ride of 2 hours by boat to reach this wonderful Island, walk through the Woods, very good for those who like to feel nature up close, always recommend!
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