We lived in Angra dos Reis, RJ (Rio de Janeiro state) from the end of October last year until the end of February this year. Unfortunately during that time my blogging slowed to a crawl and I didn’t share much of it with you all. I’m going to attempt to catch up now.
Angra in Retrospect:
The Dock at Angra is were you find some of the nicer restaurants and was always crowded on weekend nights. During the day, you can charter privately owned boats that tour the islands (there are 365) around Angra. Many will ferry you to Ilha Grande.
There is also a main ferry that operates several times a day. If your tour/guide books tell you to go to the ferry in Angra to get to Ilha Grande, this is where you find it. Oh and when you get off the bus in Agra at the rodoviaria, walk to your left down the road. The bus stop in front has buses going in the opposite direction. It’s a little bit of a walk to the ferry but it’s not bad. You can also catch the bus but you have to walk across the street past Rede Economica. You’ll see a restaurant named Costela (If you’re there at night, you’re likely to find some English speaking expats. They also have wonderfully delicious ribs, as the name implies). Turn left there and walk until you’re in front of Sky. Sometimes there is a bus stop sign, sometimes there isn’t. Wait by the pole and flag one down when it comes. Don’t worry all buses that pass by there go to Centro and the dock, which is where you want to be for the ferry.
Getting back to the dock:
Ok, I think that’s it for now of my Angra retrospect. Coming next I’ll revisit our day trip to Ilha Grande.