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Water taxis

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Water taxis

Hi<

planning on staying only 1 night in Ilha Grande, I wonder if:

- staying at Estrela Da Ilha (not in town), can we take a water taxi to go to Abrao for dinner and come back late? or are we stuck at the pousada?

- can we take a water taxi at the end of the day (around 6pm) to go to Paraty?

thanks!

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1. Re: Water taxis

You can take a water taxi to Abraão, but not to Paraty.

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2. Re: Water taxis

so, how do you leave Ilha Grande to go to Paraty?

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3. Re: Water taxis

You take a ferry to the mainland and then a bus, van or private transfer to Paraty.

Slide Show of Paraty:

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Paraty Info:

http://bit.ly/yJYOyn

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How to get there:

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Intercity buses in Brazil:

There is no one bus company that serves the whole country. See “BuscaOnibus.”

http://www.buscaonibus.com.br/en

http://www.costaverdetransportes.com.br

Bus services are often sold in three classes: Regular, Executive and First-Class (Leito, in Portuguese). Regular may or may not have air conditioning. For long distances or overnight travels, Executive offers more space. First-Class has even more space and only three seats per row, making enough space to sleep comfortably.

All trips of more than four hours are covered by buses with bathrooms and the buses stop for food/bathrooms at least once every four hours of travel.

Brazilian bus stations, known as rodoviária or terminal rodoviário, are often in pretty sketchy areas, so if you travel at night be prepared to take a taxi to/from the station.

The Rodoviária Novo Rio long distance interstate bus terminal is located five minutes away from the downtown district (Centro) in a somewhat seedy part of town, so it’s best to take a taxi there.

http://bit.ly/JEkrhY

Weather in Paraty:

http://bit.ly/NGyZIs

Hostels & Pousadas in Paraty:

(The word “pousada” comes from the Portuguese word “pousar,” meaning “to stay” and refers to accommodations such as bed and breakfasts, guesthouses, eco-lodges, inns, and sometimes boutique hotels. They are normally small, often six to eight rooms, and are usually individually owned and operated.)

http://bit.ly/VZ3tj8

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4. Re: Water taxis

Hi

Did you manage to do this? And if so can you remember how much a water taxi to Abraoo from Estrela Da Ilha was?

THanks

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