Araçatiba Beach in Ilha Grande is so awesome that is simply impossible to describe.All the island is a nature preserve of pristine protected rainforest, but almost all the dozens of beaches are linked by very well conserved really nice trails, with some breathtaking views. Mostly parts around the costline are excellent for snorkeling and there is a great variety of sea life, including the very large sea turtles. The village has only one health station, a school, and 2 or 3 small groceries, so it's a place you go to really relax and forget about everything. A very very relaxing experience. In this part of the island, Pousada Tony Montana seems to be the best option, the service is very good and the food is surprendently delicious. The pousada is just on the beach sand and our room was in front of the beach, with a balcony overviewing the beach and the montains in the continent, about 7 miles away. To get there you have to take a boat (you can arrange that with Tony Montana, who has a private boat) in Angra dos Reis (about 3 hours from Rio de Janeiro), the trip takes about 1 hour or less.
It's very recomended to go to Araçatibinha beach (20 min walking) and stop on the way at the restaurant "Bem Natural", a simple but very nice restaurant, wich serves healthy and exquisite organic food and has a superbly good service.
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- Pousada Restaurante Tony Montana Angra Dos Reis, Rio De Janeiro