WOW! Here we are last weekend in Brazil!!! It’s hard to believe really!
We decided we wanted to spend it someplace very nice. Many of our friends have been to this weekend getaway spot but this is our first time…
Angra dos Reis is in Rio state and is a beautiful escape of 365 islands. There are thousands of beaches and is a popular getaway for Rio de Janeiro city residents. Many people go here to enjoy boat cruises to one of the islands. To REALLY know this part of the Fluminense Green Coast, you must travel by boat, taking in the crystalline waters, and the mansions of the rich and famous, erected on private islands.
Among all of its islands,Ilha Grande stands out. Considered the paradise of adventurers, with its trails, waterfalls and deserted beaches, it played an important role in Brazil’s historical-cultural scenario for having housed a prison for almost 60 years. Again many of our expat friends here have gone to Ilha Grande. We don’t plan to do this.
In the past, Angra dos Reis was one of the most important ports of the Fluminense coast. Ships loaded with goods docked there from the other side of the world. Slave ships also arrived there with hundreds of slaves to supply forced labor in the coffee fields.
Well,we are off ( as soon as I can get David awake) 🙂 We booked a REALLY nice hotel on the water, we may not do a boat cruise, we’ll see, but we will enjoy our last weekend in Brazil( hopefully well away from all the protests and media) in a tropical paradise some only dream of!
See you when we get back! Enjoy your weekend!
This is where we are going…