Located in the south of Rio de Janeiro you will find a small bay surrounded by many smaller islands that, together, add up to more than 2,000 beaches.
This is one of the places in Rio de Janeiro that is still almost untouched by foreign tourism.
The small bay of Angra dos Reis is considered by many tourists as one of the best places to travel and a paradisiacal place full of fishing boats, vegetation, and, above all, islands.
As a bit of history, we can tell you that this beautiful place was discovered by the Portuguese conquistadors on January 6, 1502, and at that time, it was decided to give the name of the festival that was celebrated that day, in this case, as a tribute to the three Wise Men.
As for tourism in the area, it is very common for tourists to take small cruises that cross the waters of the bay approaching the islands observing the nature of each one.
These tours last about six hours and depart from the port of the city of Angra dos Reis, some of the tours also include recreational activities such as diving and snorkeling.
The best-known island, and also the largest is Isla Grande, where significant investment is being made in eco-tourism.
Here you will find a large number of beaches, scattered around the perimeter of the coast and reached on foot, walking through the jungle, cycling or exclusively in a small boat.
Some of the wonders that this amazing place hides are the following
If you have decided to take your vacation in this incredible place, you will undoubtedly have to visit the popular Isla Grande, an amazing vacation spot where you will be filled with adventure.
This island is an inexhaustible arsenal of waterfalls, deserted beaches, and wild trails where you can practice many sports such as scuba diving, climbing, trekking and water sports, which are the main activities offered by the natural scenery of the island.
In the village located on the beach, you will be able to enjoy a wide range of gastronomic and accommodation services. Life is rustic here: there are no streets or cars, and you can get to the beaches by natural roads.
The Lopes Mendes beach, considered one of the most beautiful places on the planet, is a must-see on the island.
Estrada do Contorno
The Contorno Highway is a continental route from Angra leading to spectacular beaches and amazing places on Costa Verde.
It has an approximate length of 18 kilometers and gives the tourist the option to visit coastal points frequented as the Praia do Bonfim.
Also, in the place you can find a lot of bars and restaurants where you can taste the best of the traditional food of the place, you can also visit the Praia Grande, preferred by young people.
Other beaches on the Estrada are more deserted, such as Praia do Retiro, Praia das Gordas, Praia da Vila Velha or Praia da Figueira.
Cascadas de la Serra do Mar
In the place, you will find a great variety of beautiful waterfalls formed by the rivers that descend through the mountain ranges, in addition, its access is made on foot by exuberant footpaths reason why you will also be able to enjoy the beautiful landscapes that the place has to offer you. The waterfalls of Brachuy in the Serra da Bocaina are one of the most attractive due to the force of its waters and the powerful falls at different heights. Also fascinating are the waterfalls of Ariró, da Branqueta and Capureta. The waterfalls are for sure another reason that makes Angra one of the main tourist destinations in the area.
Considered one of the main tourist destinations in the area, this beautiful place surrounded by calm waters and white sand, is the second island of Angra in terms of size.
Its Playa de las Flechas, ideal for boat rides, is very visited by lovers of water sports.
Another beach of great beauty is Mergulho, which is surrounded by small islands, this beach is also characterized by its abundant marine life, which makes it a great place for snorkeling and diving.
This beautiful beach is located in the urban area of Angra.
The place is characterized by being very lively and is also very crowded by the people who live in the area. Its coastal road is perfect for quiet walks and to admire the sunset.
This another of the best places to visit during your vacations.
In the Bay of the Big Island, you will have the opportunity to observe one of the most dazzling scenic treasures of Angra: the island of Cataguases, one of the best places to go during your vacations.
In the place, you will be able to enjoy an incredible green and turquoise waters that will make you feel as if you were in a dream.
The beaches you can find on this island are ideal for enjoying with small children, and therefore on weekends, many families choose their coasts for vacation.
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