Angra dos Reis (Green Coast) Sightseeing

Departure from the hotel to Itaguaí, Itacuruça, Mangaratiba and Angra dos Reis by Rio-Santos highway. Stop at Angra´s port. Cruise in the Angra bay. Ocean bathing. Lunch (cold buffet). Return from the port to the hotel by bus.
Duration: 10H. Wednesday.

About Angra dos Reis

Angra dos Reis is comprised of 365 islands and two thousand beaches filled with natural beauty, legends and social events. It is located in the Fluminense Green Coast, between the States of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, on the margins of the Rio-Santos Highway (BR-101).

To know well this part of the Fluminense Green Coast, one must travel by boat, being able to see the crystalline waters, and the mansions of the rich and famous, erected on private islands.

Among all of its islands, Ilha Grande stands out. Considered the paradise of adventurers, with its trails, waterfalls and deserted beaches, it played an important role in Brazil’s historical-cultural scenario for having housed a prison for almost 60 years.

In the past, Angra dos Reis was one of the most important ports of the Fluminense coast. Ships loaded with goods docked there from the other side of the world. Slave ships also arrived there with hundreds of slaves to supply forced labor in the coffee plantations of the region.

Today, in addition to a national and international tourism reference point, Angra is the stage to intense debate due to the installation of the only Brazilian nuclear plants, Angra I and Angra II.


Boat Rides
The take off point for sea outings is the city of Angra dos Reis itself, on the mainland. There are private islands ostentating luxurious mansions, and others opened for visitation. In them, there are fine sand beaches of clear, calm waters, perfect for diving.

Contorno Road
Tour on the mainland that leads to several beaches, from the most popular, such as Praia Grande, to the calmest, such as Retiro Beach. The highlight goes to Tanguá Beach, and the historical buildings, such as Ermida do Bonfim – erected in 1780 – and the Naval College.

Gipóia Island
The name comes from the jibóia python, as its shape resembles that of a snake. The very popular Jurubaíba and Flechas beaches are located there. There are also good options for surfers, such as Grande and Feras beaches. Piedade beach is perfect for families, and Amaral beach, due to the absence of facilities, is always more deserted.

Fonte:Ministério do Turismo