Angra Dos Reis, 75 mi/120 km west of Rio de Janeiro and the largest town on the Costa Verde, is a popular jumping-off point for trips to nearby islands, such as the wonderful Ilha Grande, a nature preserve with great beaches, and for yachting and spear fishing. You can reach Vila de Abrao, Ilha Grande's largest village, via a 90-minute boat trip. The Praia Lopes Mendes in the eastern part of the island is among the most beautiful bays in Brazil and is great for swimming and surfing.
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