Ilha Grande - Brazil 2005
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On this page you can find some photos from Ilha Grande, a small island situated about 4 hours travel south of Rio de Janeiro. This tropical island, with about 3000 inhabitants, has a unique mix of emerald hills, white beaches and a relaxed atmosphere. We stayed for 7 days in the city Vila do Abraao, in a pousada called Bahiana's House. This house was operated by Josef, a local businessman we were told about from some other norwegians before we arrived on the island with a boat from Angra dos Reis on the mainland. The pousada had three nice hammocks, and although the standard could have been better, it was very cheap, and OK for a shorter period.

Vila do Abraao, the main square




On our way to Ilha Grande

Pousada Bahiana's House


Vila do Abraao

Main port on Vila do Abraao


Boat trip to Praia Lopes Mendes

Praia Lopes Mendes, claimed to be one of the best beaches in Brazil




Local fishermens


Morning coffee


Snorkeling (and caipirinha) trip with the Black Pearl

Josef, our excellent host


The local booze

And the booze-maker. Make me another caipirinha, thank you !


Shrimp barbeque

Seafood delight !


The british girls are getting drunk ..

The local police ..


Ilha Grande




Black vulture (Coragyps atratus)