Saco da Capela Beach, Ilhabela

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The flat sands of Saco da Capela Beach make for a pleasant walk, with the many moored boats bobbing in the water, and plenty of bars and restaurants by the waterfront. The oily, dirty water, however, will make you think twice about dipping your toes in. As the main mooring area in Ilhabela, this is the place to come to rent a boat or other nautical equipment. Arrange to visit Saco da Capela Beach and other attractions in Ilhabela using our Ilhabela online road trip planner .
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  • Maybe it was the time that I went (August), but the beach was almost completely empty, perfect for those who like tranquility. Although not recommended for bathing, you can bet that is a delight to walk over there, or simply contemplate the visual. Great location too, with kiosks, hotels and eateries in the vicinity.
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  • We had a very nice weekend in this hotel, well located cosy guest rooms and a wonderful swimming pool.
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  • There is a pier in the area that yield good photos, beach is not advisable for swimming because the boats!
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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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