Traveller's Guide: Ilha Grande, Brazil
Monday 23 June 2008
From Rio, the Costa Verde bus from the Novo Rio bus station departs every 45 minutes to the ports at Mangrabita or Angra dos Reais; the journey takes around two hours for a fare of 15 reais (£4.60). The same fare applies for 90-minute ferry ride to Vila do Abraão on Ilha Grande. There are only two boats a day, so be sure to co-ordinate the arrival of the bus with the ferry departure.
Pousada Naturalia, Abraao, Ilha Grande (00 55 24 3361 9583; www.pousadanaturalia.net). Double rooms start at 135 reais (£42), including breakfast, with 150 reais (£46) buying a superior view.
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