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Address: Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande
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We went on a daytrip to Lopes Mendez beach during our stay on Ilha Grande. It is the most famous beach, but it was not overly crowded. You can get there with a boat trip and a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Rhenen, The Netherlands

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Rhenen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went on a daytrip to Lopes Mendez beach during our stay on Ilha Grande. It is the most famous beach, but it was not overly crowded. You can get there with a boat trip and a small walk. The beach is very large and impressive, especially the waves, which are suitabel for very experienced wave surfers only.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredible beach with awesome waves for surfing and white pure sand sourrended by a magic forest. I was super lucky to even see dolphins.

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a 20 minut walk in the rain forrest, we came to this beatiful beach. Even thoug the waves were big, it was possible to play and have fun in the water. A lifeguard was watching all the time. There are no restaurants or bars, but you can buy soda, chips and beer. The prises are high, but that is... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Great (slightly challenging!) walk from Abraao to Lopes Mendes. Recommend leaving early in the day approx 10/11am so that you can spend time at the other beaches on the way (e.g. Praia dos Palmas) which are beautiful and a lot less crowded. Lopes Mendes is impressive and the waves are great but I was slightly underwhelmed as I expected something... More 

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New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Nice beach - one of the many of the island. It is around two-hour trekking on foot from Abraao - or 1h boat ride (15 Reals) each way. One of very few beached suitable for surfing. However there are only a few options to stay overnight locally - hence there is a bit of commuting involved - so not very... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Lopes Mendes is a really beautiful and wide beach. I say it, because in Ilha Grande there is a lot of nice beaches but with no much space for the crowds of turists. It is possible to walk from Vila do Abraao to this beach, but i prefered to take a "taxi boat" and then walk until this beach. It's... More 

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Kolobrzeg, Poland
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

You need to spend some time there to find out how amazing place it is. Walk along the beach and let it go. On the end of the day you'd wish to stay longer.

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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

This indeed is an absolutely stunning beach. It's enormous as well so no matter hat it gets busy you can still find a spot for yourself if you walk a bit. The only downside is the fact that there are no bathrooms of any sort or places to rent an umbrella which means that you need to do your business... More 

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Gadsden, Alabama
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

The beach was beautiful. When walking onto the beach from the trail you will find the more crowded area. The surf was high and the water temp was cold. However, if you walk to the other side, there is relatively no one there and the water is a little less rough but still chilly.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

This place would've got 4 stars if I hadn't had to hike a full 20 mins up & down steep hills to get there. Which is difficult in very high heat! Then of course the hike back... and then the 40 min boat ride back to Abraio. TIP - There is a much quieter beach round the tip of the... More 

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