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Cabras Island, Ilhabela

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A little gem of a getaway, Cabras Island is a snorkeler’s dream. You can rent gear on the island and the staff aren’t picky about where you use it, as long as it's returned intact. Reef fish populate the waters that surround the island, swimming in schools and hiding among the rocks that make up the island’s foundation. Arrive in the morning to miss the crowds, then you can enjoy the beaches and greenery in peace. Rent a kayak and paddle your way around the island to get a view of the coast before heading inland for a snack. To visit Cabras Island and other attractions in Ilhabela, use our Ilhabela itinerary maker.
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  • Goat Island is about 5 km from the town centre, very easy to get, p Park, arrive early. good structure of bars and diving companies. amazing place, it is indispensable to those in p, ilha bela.
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  • When you're in Ilhabela be sure to visit the island of goats. Good option for those who enjoy diving. I like to pick up a kiosk and keep enjoying the visual with a cold and snacking, have varying menus bars.
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  • Small beach but very tasty. Has 2 kiosks that sell enough variety. Clear water to see the fish. To scuba diving.
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Where to stay in Ilhabela

With much of the island protected against overdevelopment, all but a handful of accommodations are found on the western coast of Ilhabela. There, upscale hotels with plenty of private grounds lie to the north or south of the main town. Look in the town itself for the main budget-friendly options, with characterful pousadas (guesthouses) the most popular option. The island can be pretty busy during peak seasons (especially summer, December to March), so booking ahead is essential. With the mainland so close, you can easily hop on the ferry back to Sao Sebastiao to sleep.
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