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Praia do Curral in Ilhabela

Praia do Curral is a nice beach on the south side of Ilhabela lined with little restaurants.  As you can see the view is incredible with the mountains in the background and I can tell you that the water is crystal clear and warm (such a nice treat!).  This is the perfect beach for a […]

Best Italian restaurants in Ilhabela

For a romantic evening overlooking Pria Perequê you must try Famiglia Manzoli  run by chef Vittorio Manzoli and his wife Eliane.  You can sit outside amongst the flowers and sea view or if it is really hot out, opt to sit inside which looks like a traditional Italian restaurant.  Start with the antipasto bar which is lined with a variety of cheeses, […]

Best DIY ice cream in Ilhabela

If you have reading my blog for the last 3 years it’s pretty clear I have a bit of a sweet tooth and am a complete sucker for ice cream… those new to ny2io – I LOVE DESSERT!  For some reason I only come across these amazing ‘do it yourself’ ice cream places when I […]

Natural water park in Ilhabela:Toca waterfalls (video + pics!)

While in Picinguaba I played in the natural waterfall park of Prumirim, a week later I discovered my second natural waterfall park in Ilhabela, awesome 2 weeks!  Located on the way to Castelhanos Beach, there is a private property with several waterfalls named Cachoeira da Toca.  There is no way to get lost: there are several signs pointing the way, and everyone in […]

Day party in Ilhabela: Sea Club

Day clubs are popular in cities around the word like St Tropez, Miami, Vegas, Ibiza, Marbella etc.  The concept of a day party is still new to Brazil; so if you  like day parties and happen to be in Ilhabela you are in luck! Combining beach, pool, music (from international DJ’s), gastronomy and drinks into a luxurious […]

Best Pizza in Ilhabela

There are a number of pizza places in Ilhabela but if you want amazing pizza and a beautiful atmosphere you must go to Pizzeria Mozzarello, located in Vila the town center of Ilhabela.  Once you enter through the large doors you will be pleasantly surprised at how lovely the garden lights up via candle light (above).  There […]

Boating around the North side of Ilhabela

Since many of the beaches in Ilhabela are only accessible by boat I highly recommend doing one of the boat tours.  There are all different types of boats to choose from so you can go with whatever you are most comfortable with and separate tours for the north and south sides of the island.  I […]

Where to stay in Ilhabela

There are lots of beautiful hotels in Ilhabela, however things book up pretty fast leading up to and during high season (summer) so try to plan ahead! We stayed at the Abayomi hotel (above), which is about a 3k walk to the Vila and has a nice beach area directly across the street from the main hotel with […]

Ilhabela Overview

Ilhabela (Beautiful Island) the largest island in Brazil is located 4 miles off the coast of São Paulo state which is (205km/ 127mi) from Sao Paulo city and 340km/210mi from Rio. There are a number of smaller islands that make up all of Ilhabela. How to get to Ilhabela: First off, the traffic is horrible so […]