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go back in time

If you're curious about old Rio, this is as close as you can get and it's onle about 40 minutes... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Island visit close to Rio

The island is located in Guanabara Bay, about one hour by ferry from "Estação das Barcas" is a... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
Pretoria, South Africa
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27 Jul 2018
“The most stupid idea...”
10 Jul 2018
“There is nothing to do at this island”
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Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20396-150, Brazil
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Reviewed 27 July 2018

I had been in the Island 40 years ago. It used to be a calm, natural, relaxing place. Few inhabitants, nice and polite people. The trip by ship used to be a pleasure. Now a days....the place is absolutely spoiled! Do not go there, unless...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Juan D
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We came to Rio for 3 days and I found this island by looking through trip advisor forums. All the reviews were very good so I was very excited about visiting this island, it was supposed to be a highlight of our trip. Unfortunately, we...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank kapteva
Reviewed 21 June 2017

If you're curious about old Rio, this is as close as you can get and it's onle about 40 minutes away from the city by ferry boat. It's easily done in a day and totally worth it.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank FernandaTelles
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The island is located in Guanabara Bay, about one hour by ferry from "Estação das Barcas" is a worthwhile site to visit when in Rio. Beautiful ferry and boat trip and the scenery is beautiful. On the main square you can rent a rickshaw, a...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Jorian13
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Taking the boat to Paqueta Island close to Carnival break was awesome, beautiful view and pleasant walk throught the island.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank gasparinikarla
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Ilha Paqueta or Paqueta Island is like going back in time or going to a whole other world right outside of Rio.One of the best day trip I've taken in Brazil and next time I think I'll try and spend the night there. You can...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Marcos C
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I would like to live in a place like this, like ideal movie, silence, Peace, no cars, perfect for retired people.I rented a bike, in 2 hours you could ride the island.Very nice place. You could take a boat in the praça XV in Rio....More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Caquimba
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

As we have some very good friends from Rio we decided to join them and go for a day trip to Paquetá! It's an interesting small island in the middle of the "Baia de Guanabara". On my opinion the boat trip was almost more interesting...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank SaHaBalloon
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit! Warm recommendation...!!! On a Sunday the is a great atmosphere together with relaxed locals...

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Pabloberli
Reviewed 12 June 2015

We caught the ferry over to Paqueta Island from the main ferry terminal at Rio de Janeiro. It was a most pleasant ride across taking just over an hour with great sights all the way including going under the bridge to Niteroi. The island is...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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