Things to bring

A few things are essential for a comfortable stay on Ilha Grande.

Don't forget to pack:

  • beach sarong/towel (a light cotton sarong is better than a towel)
  • insect repellent
  • sun screen 50+
  • comfortable walking shoes
  • sturdy walking sandals with velcro straps
  • flip flops
  • waterproof jacket
  • small day backpack for hiking.
  • warm pullover/sweatshirt (May - October)
  • head lantern/torch
  • hand held torch
  • ear plugs - Brazilian music may be heard at any time of day or night!
  • rechargeable batteries or spare batteries
  • power adapters for South America (110 W & 220W)
  • fold up umbrella

The village of Abraao has 6 mini supermarkets, 3 bakeries, a pharmacy, holiday clothing shops, and a number of shops in which you will find a surprising array of useful things! Remember, there are no banks or ATM's on Ilha Grande so it's a good idea to bring sufficient cash to cover small purchases. All shops, tour agencies and restaurants accept VISA, MasterCard, Amex credit cards.