Ilhabela’s West Coast

On my last day on Ilhabela, I took a ride up to the town of Vila Ilhabela with Paul, a Dutch guy who arrived at the hostel the night before. We took a walk along the gorgeous seaside and around the very small historic settlement located there. A few colonial buildings remain.

Seaside at Vila Ilhabela, Brazil

Seaside

Vila Ilhabela, Brazil

Vila Ilhabela

Vila Ilhabela, Brazil

Vila Ilhabela

Vila Ilhabela, Brazil

Vila Ilhabela

The beautiful blue church on the hill is called Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora d’Ajuda and was built in the 16th century. In front is an interesting crucifix made of recycled metal parts.

Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora d'Ajuda in Vila Ilhabela, Brazil

Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora d’Ajuda

Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora d'Ajuda in Vila Ilhabela, Brazil

Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora d’Ajuda

Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora d'Ajuda in Vila Ilhabela, Brazil

Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora d’Ajuda

After lunch, we met Julie, Esmee, and Ben at Praia do Curral, a nice beach on the mainland side of the island. The receptionist at the hostel told us it was the nicest beach accessible on the main road. We got a few chairs at a beach bar and had caipirinhas until the sun set.

Praia do Curral in Ilhabela, Brazil

Praia do Curral

Praia do Curral in Ilhabela, Brazil

Praia do Curral

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