Mangaratiba beach is between Rio and Angra and is an ecological paradise.
The small port of Mangaratiba in the state of Rio is the main place to catch a ship to Ilha Grande. The beautiful mountain backdrop, with the bay lined with fishing boats, and an 9th century church, make Mangaratiba one of the most picturesque places. Muriqui, Ibicuí and Itacuruçá are the important boroughs in Mangaratiba in the state of Rio de Janeiro.
Mangaratiba – An ecological paradise
You can reach Mangaratiba by bus or car along BR-101 highway. The peaceful port is well known for its rich culture and is an ecological paradise, to say the least. The Rio das Pedras is one of the popular resorts located at the edge of a long beach. The resort features colonial style bungalows amidst a plethora of wildlife that live in the natural surroundings of the rainforest. The resort has a private 2000 feet long sandy beach that is well equipped with loungers and showers.
Ilha de Itacuruçá – water sports galore
Itacuruçá is one of the most peaceful and picturesque places in Mangaratiba. Ilha de Itacuruçá is the largest string of islands, followed by Ilha de Jaguanum, with beautiful beaches that are perfect for swimming. Schooner rides are available around the bay and to other islands from Itacuruçá. The region is ideal for yachting and sailing.
Staying in Mangaratiba
There is limited accommodation in Mangaratiba, which include the “Traveller's Hotel’ located in front of the pier to Ilha Grande. Pousada Mendoza offers bed and breakfast and is a cheaper alternative accommodation option in Mangaratiba. The pousada is located on the street behind the tourist information bureau. Hotel Mendonca, located at Rua Maria Augusta Lopes 11, Magaratiba , Hotel Mendonca offers a great deal of amenities including a restaurant, bar, wireless internet, laundry, and an English speaking guide for tours to the region. Ilha Grande is a mere 24 km journey from the hotel.