Ilhabela Jeep Tour

I spent a lot of time with the people I met in the hostel on Ilhabela, bonding after the bank robbery our first night. Ben, a Canadian, and Esmee and Julie, from Holland, went on a jeep tour with me to Praia de Castelhanos on the Atlantic side of the island. The tour cost BRA$80 per person. We were picked up from the hostel at 10:30am and took an hour drive over a rough trail to Castelhanos. The trail runs through a protected rain forest, Parque Estadual de Ilhabela (Ilhabela State Park).

Jeep tour on Ilhabela, Brazil

Jeep tour

Once at the beach, we went on a short 30 minute hike to a gorgeous waterfall, Cachoeira do Gato. We had a quick swim in the freezing cold water and hiked back to Castelhanos.

Hiking to Cachoeira do Gato on the Jeep tour on Ilhabela, Brazil

Hiking to Cachoeira do Gato

Cachoeira do Gato on the Jeep tour on Ilhabela, Brazil

Cachoeira do Gato

Cachoeira do Gato on the Jeep tour on Ilhabela, Brazil

Cachoeira do Gato

At Praia de Castelhanos, we had about two and a half hours to do whatever we wanted. We all had lunch at a nice fish restaurant on the beach for a reasonable price. Ben and Esmee went surfing, and I laid out in the sun. It was exactly the kind of day we all planned.

Praia de Castelhanos on the Jeep tour on Ilhabela, Brazil

Praia de Castelhanos

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