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Brazil: Parati, Ilha Grande and the Costa Verde

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Head southwest out of Rio along the exquisite winding coast road, with waves of steep mountains cloaked in dense mata Atlântica rainforest tumbling to tiny sandy bays. These harbour fishing ports and leisure resorts including the conserved colonial masterpiece at Paratí, seemingly paused in time centuries ago. The jade-green ocean is peppered with islands, one of the largest being unspoilt Ilha Grande, ringed by sugary beaches and with a choice of laid back pousadas and hiking trails. Swimming everywhere is a delight in a natural aquarium of tropical fish.

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Our insider tips for Parati, Ilha Grande and the Costa Verde

Laura

Laura Rendell-Dunn

The view back to Paratí’s white baroque church from a harbour boat trip.

Chris

Chris Rendell-Dunn

A fresh seafood lunch on deck of a romantic traditional schooner as it explores the secret beaches of the coast and islands.

Paul

Paul Winrow-Giffin

Snorkelling with huge shoals of fish along the rocky shoreline of Ilha Grande.

Bolivian weaving

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Dinner and a drink in one of Paratí’s lively pavement restaurants in Praça da Matriz.

What our experts say

Having spent an amazing couple of weeks exploring Brazil, we had decided to dedicate the last few days of our trip to relaxing on the beach. Laid-back Ilha Grande, an island off the Emerald Coast just a few hours south of Rio de Janeiro, came highly recommended by colleagues and did not disappoint!  The word paradise is often overused, but with beautiful sunsets; pristine rainforest trails; and white-sand beaches, I think Ilha Grande is a very strong contender!

Adam Calladine

Adam Calladine

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