travelgrove Reviews

The beaches of Angra dos Reis, Brazil

    Angra Dos Reis's map
allaboutar's pictureby allaboutar review
added on 11th of May, 2007

Situated just 90 km from Rio and in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Angra dos Reis is most widely known as the gateway to an island paradise. This quaint fishing town is surrounded by 365 islands and over 2,000 beaches, all with their own unique natural beauty. Only venture out a short distance from the coast and you'll discover waterfalls, tropical forests, spectacular mountain views, and pristine coastlines.

Angra dos Reis, meaning King's Cove, was discovered in 1502 by Andre Goncalves, a Spanish explorer, although it wasn't settled until 1556. Since the end of slavery agriculture took a big decline, but is still a source of revenue for this small seaside town. Nowadays tourism and shipbuilding are the main sources of income, with honeymooners and travelers seeking the ultimate vacation in paradise.

Because of the abundance of beautiful islands that dot the Atlantic, Angra do Reis is a great starting point for all types of adventures. Boating and fishing trips are especially popular among tourists and locals. Enjoy a leisurely day on a yacht with a bar, and stop off at beaches for a swim in the clear waters all surrounded by lush jungle.

Some highlights of the region include the Gipoia Island, which is a great place for scuba diving, especially at the beach Ilha de Itanhanga. You can also rappel off one of the massive cannons and catch excellent views from atop the main hill. The Paqueta Island has some of the best seafood restaurants due to the fisherman who supply the docks with fresh fish and seafood. Back on the coast you'll also find excellent beaches. Mambucaba is a great spot to discover the history of the region and the neighboring Brava Beach has the best surf.

Just two hours from Rio is Pestana Angra Resort, a luxurious, quaint piece of paradise with 27 private beach bungalows, is a favorite among honeymooners. All of the bungalows have fantastic seaside views and private balconies. Some accommodations also include personal Jacuzzis and private saunas for an extra treat at the end of fun-filled day of sightseeing and beach hopping. Whether you decide to venture off the grounds or stay relaxing at the resort, you'll find private beaches, ecological trails, and a restaurant and bar, just outside your doorstep.

There are literally thousands of little pieces of paradise that lay just outside of Rio, making the possibilities for travel even more exciting. There are so many places to explore on the expansive coast of Brazil, and Angra dos Reis is a great starting off point to hundreds of tropical islands.

Find out more about Angra dos Reis here:

Things about Angra Dos Reis you may be interested in

Be the first who requests a site listing for this page.

stef's picture
stef wrote on Aug 7, 2007:
Sorry, I rated the article with 90%. There's a bug in the software...
stef's picture
stef wrote on Aug 7, 2007:
Very informative article. I miss some nice photos.

Recommended Recife Guide

Recife Sights

 This art shows showcases the regions newest and most talented artists. Also of interest may be the Francisco Brennand Ceramic Shop.  One of Brazil’s most famous artists, this gallery is in an older brick factory that Brennard’s family still owns.    For those who prefer the theater, there are several to choose from: Teatro Santa Izabel and Teatro Apolo to the Borba Filho and Teatro do Parque.  Here you will find some of the best theatrical works in all of Brazil.When looking for a great meal, consider the food of the region.   Recife foods are a dynamic combination of cultures, including the Africans, Indians, Dutch, and Spanish... Read more »


Recent reviews for Angra Dos Reis

You must see the Iguassu Falls - Sep 30, 2009, by lourencobrandt
We are finalist. Please let's make the Iguassu Falls one of the NEW 7 WONDERS of NATURE. We already got the twenty eight finalist position. But we can get even more. After take a look in the falls I am sure you guys will not only vote... Read more »


More reviews you might be interested in

Chengtu reviews - China
Porsche is one of the best branded cars that everyone loves to own. But when you own it, taking it for service is as necessary as you buy it with...
Porche Service

San Javier reviews - Spain
Hello everyone, Culture, leisure and festivals...this is what Region of Murcia offers you during this summer season. When you are here you have the...
International San Javier Jazz Festival


Exeter reviews - United Kingdom
EXETER, England- personal view-Location Exeter is located in the southwest of England, Devon County and on the banks of the river Exe.Getting...
Descovering the beauties of Exeter

Tripolis reviews - Greece
If you don't have a car, you should really check public traffic schedules, otherwise you're stuck in the middle of nowhere, like I was! Tripolis is...
Short visit in Tripolis


Aspen reviews - Colorado
One of North America’s premier resorts, Aspen Snowmass is located on one of the four renowned peaks of Aspen area, a Rocky Mountain massif...
Winter sports at Aspen Snowmass, CO

Portland reviews - Oregon
Portland is biggest capital in entire Maine. Its population in the beginning identified as the town Machigonne. While first British arrangement...
Portland for visitors


San Diego reviews - California
I drove down to San Diego on the 22nd for another business meeting. I was meeting with a group hotel company. San Diego has changed quite a bit. LA...
Thanksgiving in Carlsbad and visit in San Diego

Venice reviews - California
Venice beach offers some of the craziest characters in all of LA. It's like a bazaar by the beach with many artists presenting their work, people...
Venice Beach - the best place in LA


Altenmarkt/Zauchensee reviews - Austria
Zauchensee is located in an area that is 1,350m above sea level and this height together with the position of the resort assures skiers plenty of...
Zauchensee, a great ski resort in Austria

Radstadt reviews - Austria
Forstau is a small skiing resort located 6 km from Radstadt, Austria. The Slopes are on the Tauern mountains, the highest in Austria. The best way...
Skiing and snowboard in Forstau

   Welcome to Travelgrove  register tell a friend bookmark it