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Cruises to Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande, Brazil (Photo: Scottt13/Shuterstock)

About Ilha Grande

Though not terribly far from cosmopolitan Rio de Janeiro, Ilha Grande is vastly different. The island -- which is located off Brazil's east coast -- is for the most part, untouched. It boasts spotless beaches, rolling green hills and lots of opportunities to enjoy nature, whether on the sea or on land. Visitors will find excellent surfing, diving, hiking and biking throughout the island.

--By Shayne Thompson, Cruise Critic contributor

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7 Night
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Leaving:Rio de Janeiro
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Leaving:Buenos Aires
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Leaving:San Antonio
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
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31 Night
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Leaving:Miami
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51 Night
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Leaving:Miami
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10 Night
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Leaving:Montevideo
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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19 Night
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Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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Leaving:Buenos Aires
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Leaving:Buenos Aires
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9 Night
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Leaving:Buenos Aires
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Leaving:Santos
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Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
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Leaving:Montevideo
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Leaving:Buenos Aires
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Leaving:Genoa
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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Leaving:Lisbon
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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Leaving:Maceio
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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Leaving:Buenos Aires
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Leaving:San Antonio
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
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Leaving:Buenos Aires
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Why go to Ilha Grande?

Pros:

Not far from Rio de Janeiro, Ilha Grande is home to some of Brazil's most unspoiled beaches

Cons:

You'll be hard-pressed to find any of Rio's legendary party scene in laid-back Ilha Grande

Bottom Line:

Ilha Grande is ideal for travelers who enjoy off-the-beaten path, relaxing destinations


Ilha Grande Cruise Reviews
Went to a turtle rescue project but it looked more like a mini turtle zoo and was mainly a visit to a shopping area with restaurants. Pleasant but probably not worth the drive.... Read More
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hobsoncymru
We did a morning Schooner/snorkeling trip. It is a beautiful sail around the coast. The swimming was a treat but not really a snorkeling excursion. Yes there are fish but no reef so not what we are used to when... Read More
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cdmmgray
Excellent, it is a paradise!... Read More
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Alexandre Luz
Great surprise. The motor boat travel to island's lakes is really great. Everyone should do it. Ohh, and don't forget to take a snorkel to see the fishes... Read More
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