Once notorious for its penal colony and quarantine hospital, this island off the coast of Rio de Janeiro is now renowned for its pristine, protected rainforest and beautiful beaches. The largest village on Ilha Grande, Vila do Abraao, which is where the ferry from the mainland deposits visitors, contains a range of accommodation options as well as several restaurants. The island is an extremely rich ecosystem, and its numerous endangered species, including the brown howler monkey and the maned s... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide.
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