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I am planning on visiting ilha grande in the middle of july. can you tell me what to expect as far as weather goes, water temperature, and ocean conditions?where are the best snorkeling spots? also what are some recommendations for spots that must be seen? any additional info that you think would be useful as far as traveling to and from the island, etc. would be much appreciated. thanks!
Accommodation in Ilha Grande: Pousada Maria Bonita; Fazenda Paraiso do Sol.
Snorkeling spots: Freguesia de Santana Leste, Sitio Forte, Vermelha, Ponta e Gruta do Acaiá, Ilha do Jorge, Praia dos Mangues, Ilha Pau a Pino.
Ilha Grande is a ecological national spot. There are many trecks in the island availing treking and snorkeling. However the accommodations I registered to you may serve transportations to customers.
For treking and sightseeing the spots are: Caxadaço, Pico da Pedra d'Agua, Pico do Papagaio, Provetá, Vila do Abraão, Saco do Ceu, Preta. You may find lighter round island sailing in Vila do Abraão. Vila do Abraão is also the most inhabited village. There you may find shoppings.
You may reach Ilha Grande by ferry. The departure docks are in Mangaratiba, Angra dos Reis or Rio de Janeiro(Conerj).
Pousada Maria Bonita serve a schooner to sail. I am pasteing some interesting links to you:
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Due to extreme climatic changes the World is experiencing at the moment, trying to predict the weather can be difficult because of local, on the day variations.
Most places now are seeing weather conditions well outside the norm.
The information below should be used as a guide only.
Here is the average weather for Ilha Grande for this time of year.
Enjoy your holiday.
High 76f / 24c
Low 60f / 16c
Rain 2.60in / 66.0mm
Rain days 10
Hours of sun 6
Daylight hours 11
UV level 5 = Moderate
Humidity = None
Sea temp 72f / 22c