Best Places for Backpackers in Ilhabela, Brazil.

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Top 5 hostels in Ilhabela, Brazil.

These are the 5 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Ilhabela, Brazil.

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Hostel da Vila

92 /100

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Hostel da Vila

An yellow vila in colonial style: Front desk, private suite, dormitory shared rooms, balcony with comfortable hammocks and a spacious recreation area with a pool table, Foosball table, board games, tv, communal kitchen and a breathtaking sea view. Hostel da Vila is located just a few minutes walkin...
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Granola Hostel

91 /100

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Granola Hostel

Granola Hostel was created by two friends that after traveling around the world, each one in their own way, have experienced different cultures, met different people, stayed in different hostels, decided to run their own hostel, eager to share stories and have the pleasure of helping other travelers...
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Hostel Central Ilhabela

91 /100

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Hostel Central Ilhabela

Great environment! Property Central Ilhabela is located at the central area of Ilhabela. 30 meters from the beach, supermarket, banks and restaurants. All the rooms have private bathroom, lockers and AC. We have all the facilities for the traveler: internet, TV, well equipped kitchen, room...
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Caxinguele

88 /100

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Caxinguele

The Caxinguele offers bed linen, computer with internet, Kitchen and free-wifi. Its accommodations was newly renovated in rustic style beach, a commum place with library, map of the island, and a balcony with a hammock and seats with beautiful views of the hill Baepi. The rooms are bright, airy...
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Green Hostel Ilhabela

86 /100

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Green Hostel Ilhabela

At Green Hostel Ilhabela you can choose between private or shared rooms. All the rooms have a bathroom en-suite, ventilators, lockers and free WiFi access. We also have a complete kitchen with refrigerator, stove, pans and utensils to you prepare your breakfast or meal undisturbed. Other shared area...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Ilhabela, Brazil.

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Ilhabela on a Weekend

Ilhabela is one of the stops along the “green coast route” (Costa Verde, in Portuguese), a route shared by the states of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, famous for its mountains covered in the remaining parts of the rainforest, as well as its long beaches and amazing tracks. This island, located just across the city of São Sebastião, is more than just its beaches. Full of nature, great food, incredible sights and gorgeous beaches, the small city of Ilhabela (literally translated as “beautiful island”) has lots of great experiences to offer to its tourists. As a frequent visitor of this island, I do admit that 2 days are not enough to explore all its beauty, but, for those looking for a weekend escape or a quick overview of the island, you can find below good suggestions to get to know a little bit of this incredible place. How to get there Getting there is pretty simple. If your driving along the Green Coast Road, you will find that one of its cities is São Sebastião. The city has signs indicating the ferry that takes you to Ilhabela. If you decide to take your car into the island, it costs around USD 8, but if your crossing by foot, it’s free. If you’re coming from the city of São Paulo, you can take the bus at “Terminal Rodoviario Tiete” (TRT), where busses are leaving every 2 hours. Both busses to São Sebastião and Ilhabela cost around USD 20 and end up by the ferry, and from there, you can simply cross by foot. Once you’re on the other side, you can either get a cab or a bus. Getting around  Using the public transportation inside the island is very simple. Busses go South (Borrifos) or North (Armação) and all beaches are along this route. you can hop on any of these busses and hop out once you get to the beach you’d like to visit. It’s also very easy and safe to ride a bike. And you can rent it on some shops like Maremar   Beaches you can visit around town Now that you know how to go to places, it’s crucial to tell you which places to go. Bellow, I’m describing a few interesting beaches to go. These are my favorites, but of course, any place you go will be pretty interesting, safe and with great things to do. One of the busiest beaches of the island is called Curral beach. There are some beach clubs along it, and some nice restaurants to have beers and some snacks. A cool beach for sports lovers is the Perequê beach. people can enjoy paddling, as well as playing beach volley, kayak and sailing. One cool thing about this beach is that it’s pretty close to the city so, during summer, you can easily stumble into concerts and parties promoted by the city. Viana is one of those tiny beaches with a great (but a little expensive) restaurant. Perfect to enjoy the sunsets and quite close to the center, where bars, stores and restaurants are. Finally, if you’re into sports, you can visit Armação, a beach up north, where the wind blows strongly. You’ll find nice bars by the beach, as well as kitesurfers, windsurfers and schools to teach you some of these water sports. If you are adventurous… As I said before, there’s more than just beaches along Ilhabela’s coast. Its tracks and waterfalls are also a must go to if you’re into nature and adventures. Particularly, option number for a day trip is to go to Bonete beach. It’s is a rather long trip, that takes you to one of the most beautiful beaches of the island.

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