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Angra dos Reis

Travel Guide
Angra dos Reis showing boating, a bay or harbour and a sunset

Colonial landmarks, emerald waters, dozens of white-sand beaches and forest-clad tropical islands make this a quintessential beach town on the Costa Verde.

Angra dos Reis is the Bay of Kings, a picturesque coastal city that invites you to enjoy beachcombing, sunbathing and watersport activities at their best. A busy commercial center sits in the foothills of the Mantiqueira Mountains and looks out over a bay scattered with hundreds of islands. European explorers first established a colonial town in Angra dos Reis in 1502. Since then it has grown from a fishing village and shipbuilding port to a popular destination on Brazil’s glorious southeast coast.

Architectural gems and pretty squares line the cluster of bustling city center streets. Visit Angra dos Reis City Hall, the Church of Our Lady da Lapa e Boa Morte, which has an interesting sacred art museum, and the Martriz Church. Browse exhibitions and attend performing arts shows at the Culture House of Brazil Poets. Watch fishermen bring in their day’s catch at Angra dos Reis Port and then experience the buying and selling at the Fish Market.

Cais Turístico de Santa Luzia is the city’s main tourist pier, from where boats depart constantly for an archipelago of the over 300 islands. About a 90-minute journey away is Ilha Grande, a one-time pirate’s hideout, former leper colony and now tropical retreat. Hike trails to hilltop lookouts, waterfalls and beaches, such as Lopes Mendes Beach, and go snorkeling at the Blue Lagoon. Other islands include the scuba-diving haven Ilha da Gipoia, Ilha Itanhangá and Ilha de Paquetá (not to be confused with the Ilha de Paquetá in Rio Bay).

There are miles of delightful beaches to discover in Angra dos Reis without having to board a boat. Hop between them while traveling along the winding beach road. East of the center is Anil Beach and Camorim Beach. To the west is Bonfim Beach and Vila Velha Beach while to the north is Enseada Beach.

Large international airports close to Angra dos Reis are in Río de Janeiro or São Paulo. Public buses and private shuttles operate from both cities. Consider visiting in the winter season to enjoy cooler temperatures, minimal rainfall and fewer travelers.

Angra Beach Hotel
Angra Beach Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Rua Jose Watanabe, 111, Parque das Palmeiras, Angra dos Reis, RJ
The price is NZ$98 per night from 27 Jul. to 27 Jul.
Located in Parque das Palmeiras, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Piratas Mall, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Angra dos Reis Port and Cataguás Island. Bonfim Beach ...
4.1/5Very Good! (106 reviews)
"Great location and the shuttle bus to the private beach is great."

Reviewed on 20 Sep. 2019

Angra Beach Hotel
Vila Gale Eco Resort de Angra - All Inclusive
Vila Gale Eco Resort de Angra - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Estrada Vereador Benedito Adelino, 8413, Fazenda Tangua, Angra dos Reis, RJ
Nestled on the beach, this Angra dos Reis resort is within a 15-minute walk of Tanguazinho Beach and Gruta Beach. Figueira Beach and Ribeira Beach are also within ...
4.1/5Very Good! (477 reviews)
"the localization of this hotel are very good and the beach are beautiful"

Reviewed on 2 Feb. 2021

Vila Gale Eco Resort de Angra - All Inclusive
Hotel do Bosque Eco Resort
Hotel do Bosque Eco Resort
3.5 out of 5
Rodovia Mario Covas, Km 528, (antiga Rio-Santos) - Mambucaba, Angra dos Reis, RJ
The price is NZ$196 per night from 28 Jul. to 28 Jul.
Located in Perequê, this beach hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Serra da Bocaina National Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Praia Batangüera and Mambucaba Beach. ...
4.1/5Very Good! (20 reviews)
Uma surpresa agradável
"Ficamos hospedados no Hotel do Bosque por 4 dias e adoramos tudo. Desde a recepção, equipe de lazer, refeições servidas e conforto das instalações (quartos) foram impecáveis! A infraestrutura na praia foi muito boa. Gostamos do serviço dos quiosques e o traslado via catamarã. Os cuidados para a prevenção ..."

Reviewed on 22 Feb. 2021

Hotel do Bosque Eco Resort
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