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Estrada do Contorno 6.097, Angra Dos Reis, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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no beach...no beach...

half day boat trip to the islandshalf day boat trip to the islands

You can walk to another island on low tide....=)You can walk to another island on low tide....=)

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Angra dos Reis

by Lunita

Hi!
Its me again with questions...
Is it easy to get to Angra dos Reis from Rio? How to do it? Does it worth as I think it does? ( I think it really does)
If it worths, can you please tell me what is the best and fastest way to do it? Is it posible to do it by bus and how much can that cost?
Also, can that be taken as a day trip??
Thank you so much in advance!
And again, any other suggestion and/or tip will be really apreciated =)

Best wishes,

Luna

Re: Angra dos Reis

by hmoitta

It's easy, you just have to take a bus which takes about 3 hs. Although Angra region is very beautiful, with islands and little beaches, the city itself doesn't worth a visit unless you make a boat trip or stay in a beautiful beach. A good idea is to go to Paraty, an old colonial town near Angra much more interesting to stay. From there you can make a day excursion in Angra bay. There are day trip excursions to Angra from Rio with lunch in the boat. From Angra or Mangaratiba you can take the ferry to Ilha Grande, a very intereresting place too. Bus prices are very cheap in Brasil, I don't know exactly but no more than 15US$. To see the schedules take a look in my transportation tip in my Brasil page.

Travel Tips for Angra dos Reis

WATERFALLS AND RIVERS IN ANGRA

by janaina

1.Bracuhy: one of the well-known rivr rapids in Angra:on the top the only way to get there is by foot.
The river is fool of rocks and I recommend you to be careful with the river strenght!!
2.Ariro: some rivers coma down from the Sea Mountain Range:it's Angra's rural area,with some family houses!
It's peaceful and there are nice spots for swimming and a little snack bar along the way.
The main entrance coming the way Angra-Santos is after the entrance of Lidice and Barra Mansa.
Thre is no sign indicating the way so the best to do is to hire a guide at downtown Angra!
3.Banqueta:Angra's rural area.There are wells of chilly water that are nice for a refreshing bath.In some points you will find waterfalls.It is also good for mountain biking or just watching nature's exuberance!!
4.Caputera:many rivers with lots of clean & clean waters with a few waterfalls,that's Caputera!
Along the river band you'll find huge well that's nice for swimming and diving!
By this well you'll find snack bars and other services.A very interesting journey is to follow the river rapids walking along them to find nice places to dive.the way to Caputera lays beside the oil company,"Petrobras",only 20km from downtown!

KAYAKING CHAMPIONS

by janaina

Well,I keep asking myself why every trip we make,we just try again & again to show the world we can do all kinds of sports..(specially because in normal days,the only phisical work we do is to seat at the offices...hehe).
Another good try here!

A BREAK FROM THE BEACH..

by janaina

Angra has 2 exposition rooms,where sometimes you can find interesting expositions from locals or begginer artists,many times I found on Rio's newspapers advertisements about unusual art style expositions and went there to check out!
Cultural Center Camara Torres and Angra Cultural House is where you can find it!

Angra dos Reis

by solopes

For a Portuguese, obliged to see hundreds of Brazilian novels a day in TV, Angra dos Reis became a mythic synonym of richness, beauty, and quality of life. That’s why, on arrival, the sensation was – disappointment. Angra is a common town; the marvel is in the sea. So… take a boat and leave. But, if you accept my advice, go a little further, and use Parati as your launching harbour. The bay is the same, and the base… be my guest in Parati’s page.

Rio's weekend playground

by travelmad478

I spent a few days in the Angra dos Reis area in 1997, and in 2003 went near there again to visit the port belonging to a company that my fund owns. The region around Angra dos Reis is a big resort area for Brazilians, mostly Rio residents who take the two-hour drive out on weekends to enjoy the beaches and mountains. It's a beautiful spot, although not exactly unspoiled.

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