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“Most beautiful beach in Rio”
Review of Lopes Mendes Beach

Lopes Mendes Beach
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Secluded Beaches Tour of Ilha Grande Island by Speedboat
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US$218.10*
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Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande
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Schooner Shuttle to Lopes Mendes from Vila do Abraao
Ranked #1 of 82 things to do in Ilha Grande
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

We walked/hiked from Abraao to Lopes Mendes Beach, which takes about 3,5 hours (with a short stop for a dive on one of the beaches on the way). Going back we took a speed boat which brings you back to Abraao in about 15 minutes (costs R$ 20,00). Lopes Mendes is the most beautiful beach we visited in Ilha Grande. Don't froget to bring food, there are no restaurants there (but lots of nature!).

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Reviewed 25 February 2014

We have traveled to tons of places and I would rank this beach as one of the most beautiful I have ever been on. Sand is harder that makes it great for walking it's length and the water is clean and refreshing and wonderful. A bit of a production to get there, but WELL WELL Worth it.

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Reviewed 19 February 2014

powdery white sand, turquoise water. Great day, fun boat ride there, too. Pack a lunch, buy your cerveza there!

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Reviewed 19 February 2014

You can hike on the way there and come back on boat. Its a almost 3h hiking, but in the end, your effort is rewarded by the view of the beach,
Its definitly a must see.

Thank Julia S
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

It is worth walking from Abraoo to Lopes Mendes. The first part of the walk will leave you wondering whether you shouldn't have taken the easier option of the boat ride to Pousa and then doing a very short walk to the beautiful beach. Once you have made the "summit" of the first climb (about 45 min to and hour) it is much easier after that. You can't get lost as the path is wide and clear. Once you have made Los Palmas beach (caipirinhas R$ 7) it is an easy 45 min walk to Pousa. (Caipirinhas R$16 - explain that!) Lopes Mendes is just over the hill from there. Beware of swimming too far out. Saw one chap getting taken by the current and luckily the lifeguards were on duty and rescued him, so didn't have to put down my Antarctica to play Baywatch! Take the boat back from Pousa (find out what time it is leaving when you walk past). It's R$15 (unless you want a fast taxi boat -but what's the rush?) and worth seeing the hike from a different angle with a cold beverage in hand.

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