The coastlines of Brazil are rife with amazing beaches, and because Brazil is one of the biggest countries in the world, it might take some time to complete them all. So we are bringing you a list of the top five islands in the country that needs to be included in your itinerary.
1. Fernando de Noronha (Pernambuco)
This is a popular island in the country, and both locals and expats massively appreciate this place for its sheer beauty. It features gloriously clear waters, wonderful natural landscapes, and dependable infrastructure. With those features, you will know that you are in on a smooth and hassle-free journey on the island.
The island presents activities from swimming, snorkeling down to dicing. There are also beach spots where avid surfers can catch waves. The place serves as host to many surf championships now and then. However, you do have to remember that you are required to pay the Conservation Tax for each day you spend on the island.
2. Ilha Grande (Rio de Janeiro)
The spot is located just a few hours from Rio, and it deemed by many as one of the country’s natural wonders. It presents more than 80 beaches, and if you want to see them all, you need to hike all over all over the island for several days. Do you want to go back to nature? Then Ilha Grande is where it is at. It offers some challenging treks for those who are game with the experience.
No worries though for those who do not want to rough it in, for the island does have its string of nice hotels, restaurants, and other facilities. Majority of the island is quite virginal though, and that means you get to enjoy some of the most pristine beaches in the world. Ilha Grande has great beaches, awesome waterfalls and quaint villages that you need to check out.
3. Morro de Sao Paulo (Bahia)
A village in the Tinhare Island, Morro de Sao Paulo thrives with a cluster of coral reefs, surf activities and exquisite beaches that will thrill beach bunnies and surf lovers. If you have included Salvador in your itinerary, do not forget Morro de Sao Paulo. It can be reached through a boat ride in 2 hours and around 20 minutes by airplane.
If you have plans for snorkeling, diving, swimming, and surfing, you can do so on this island. The islands have dive operators who offer boating trips to great diving sites and equipment ready for renting.
4. Abrolhos (Bahia)
Abrolhos can be found in Bahia’s southern part, and it houses the country’s most abundant, thriving coral population. It features five volcanic islands and a collection of coral reef. The place also presents one of the biggest fish gatherings in the world regarding variety and amount. If you want to seek fishes of different species, you can do it in Albrolhos since the area has all types of fish coming from the South Atlantic. Diving is also a frequent activity on the island due to the massive presence of beautiful corals.
5. Ilhabela (Sao Paulo)
One of the largest islands in the country is Ilhabela, and it attracts lots of tourists every year. It is near the country’s primary cities of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. This is the place for people who love the outdoors and water sports.
The area presents 35 kilometers of beaches, a coastal rainforest, mountain peaks for avid hikers, more than 400 waterfalls and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Diving is a great way to discover the island’s pirate past with its underwater wrecks and beautiful underwater scenery.