Angra dos Reis (The Kings Harbor) is one of the most
beautiful places in Brazil composed by 300 islands of pure
beauty and 2,000 beaches of emerald color. The 90-mile road
from Rio to Angra is already a great scenery, with its
winding bends that follow the contour of the coast.
Angra dos Reis is also known for historical monuments,
churches and colonial buildings that remain from Angra’s
heyday. In the past it was one of the most important
seaports in Brazil. Ships loaded with goods coming from the
other side of the world anchored there, as well as those
bringing slaves to supply São Paulo’s and Rio’s coffee
plantation manpower needs.
Only through sailing it is possible to know better the Bay
of Angra dos Reis, when you can enjoy crystalline sea waters
and the wealthy and famous people mansions located at
private isles. The main attraction is Ilha Grande, the
largest island which once was a pirate colony, nowadays one
of the most famous tourist points. The island, surrounded by
106 beaches, and bearing mountains and incredible waterfalls,
is a perfect place for trekking and camping. Besides Ilha
Grande, Angra dos Reis is also known for other beautiful
islands and places. Boat trips around the bay are available,
some with a stop for lunch at beautiful islands.