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. Make Cabras Island a part of your Ilhabela vacation plans using our Ilhabela trip itinerary tool .
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  • Unfortunately .... I was just passing through, more the view is wonderful and has maritime activities more on next visit the Ilhabela is my first point of stopover
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  • Beautiful beach in Ilhabela with calm water and waves for children to play freely. Has options for restaurants, boating and sports such as scuba diving.
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  • Former Senator Gilberto Miranda (AM) has the right to occupy the island of goats, the Attorney of the Republic in São Paulo has recommended the Heritage Department of the Union (SPU) that casse the right, but until that happens you can only see from afar or navigated around.
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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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