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Juliao Beach, Ilhabela

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After following a hidden trail, you will emerge from the dense forest onto Juliao Beach, a beautiful white sandy beach with clear, calm water studded with huge, semi-submerged rocks. Close to the shore, these form secluded pools in which you can fully unwind. Paddleboards and kayaks are available to rent on the beach, and you can explore the two small islets not far from the beach. As nesting ground for seabirds, access is prohibited but donning a snorkel, you can dive beneath the surface and see an amazing display of tropical fish, turtles, and rays. The friendly owners of Prainha do Julião make delicious seafood risotto that you can enjoy, listening to their eclectic selection of CDs. To visit Juliao Beach on your trip to Ilhabela, use our Ilhabela trip builder.
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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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  • To access the beach is necessary to walk by a small trail to the right of the runway. Once there, the vision is a beautiful and calm beach (in the offseason, at least). We stayed at the last beach kio...  more »
  • A must-do in Ilhabela, Julião is a small beach on the North side with a beautiful rocky landscape, clear water and some trees that provide useful shadows.  more »
  • Julião is a small and calm beach, great for swimming and relaxing. There you'll find a great restaurant and bar, Prainha do Julião, with great food and amazing drinks. Best option to spend the day in ...  more »