©

Ilhabela trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Ilhabela

(4.2/5 based on 17,000+ reviews for top 30 attractions)
Things to do: beaches, nature, trails

Capital of Sailing

Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name. Located 6.4 km (4 mi) off the coast, the island offers picturesque areas of UNESCO-protected jungle, many attractive waterfalls and rivers, and a selection of secluded sandy beaches. The waters off the island's coast support a whole host of marine life, and whale watching trips, snorkeling, and diving rank among the most popular things to do in Ilhabela. On land, walking tours and other ecotourism experiences can acquaint you with the diverse list of natural inhabitants, including capuchin monkeys and toucans. Make your own Ilhabela vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our Brazil trip builder.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Ilhabela

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

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.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Ilhabela:
Museums, shopping, parks
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, beaches, nature
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Beaches, zoos & aquariums, nature
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Beaches, nightlife, historic sites
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Shopping, sightseeing, museums
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Ilhabela

34 days in South America BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in South America BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 45 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 45 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 60 days in South America BY A USER FROM ISRAEL November, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 22 days in South America BY A USER FROM TURKEY June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM GERMANY August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 19 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM GERMANY September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 16 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM BRAZIL March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in South America BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, outdoors, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in South America BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, outdoors, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in South America BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, outdoors, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News