The entire island is a protected area, with most of its territory included in Ilha Grande State Park, and the rest subject to stringent development restrictions. Small-scale ecotourism, however, is encouraged, and the island, which is roadless and off-limits to cars, features over 150 km of hiking trails connecting the handful of coastal villages and hamlets, where lodging is available, to one another and to the many beaches, mountain peaks, waterfalls, and pristine forests.
The seas around the island feature a unique convergence of tropical, subtropical, and temperate-zone marine life, where is possible to see corals and tropical fish along with some turtles and Southern right whales.
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Beach holiday in Ilha Grande