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Praia Preta, Ilha Grande

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Praia Preta is a rare place indeed with its black sand, which is not something you come across too often. The warm and calm waters are ideal for swimming and the abundance of trees create a nice respite from the sun. A river running through it forms a unique combination and the natural pools of water provide an alternative to swimming in the sea. Nearby, you can visit the ruins of Lazaretto, which functioned as a prison and a quarantine for sick people during colonial Brazil. Praia Preta is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Ilha Grande Edition.
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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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  • After a little walk you'll arrive at a nice beach, with a cold water river forming a little lake. Really pleasant place.  more »
  • Love this place the sand is amazing the way it is all black and there are beautiful rocks to add to the beauty of the place. They are not sharp.... it was amazing!  more »
  • This was a small beach and I personally found it to cold the day I went to acctually go in the water so hard to review. What I can say is if you have half a day where you have to stay close to the tow...  more »