Beach City

Ilhabela

Ecoturismo Aventura Esportes Pesca Sol e Praia Negócios e Eventos Social Gastronomia Cultural

Water sports, sailing, plenty of green and fun

Ilhabela is known as the Sailing Capital and has some of the most beautiful shorelines in Brazil, with 39 beaches of different styles. 

It is home to the world’s largest Atlantic Forest reserve, with 85% of protected area. The island is a byword for rich flora and fauna, in addition to beautiful waterfalls. 

Its history if full of legends of pirates and corsairs, but today it is known for its sports events, such as Rolex Ilhabela Sailing Week, the largest sailing meeting in South America, and X-Terra, the local stage of the global adventure race. 

The town has many options of hotels, rich gastronomy and an enticing nightlife. 

Main attractions

Beaches: Bonete, Curral, Jabaquara, Diving around Cabras Islet, Três Tombos and Gatos waterfalls, Jeep ride to Castelhanos beach and visit to the Historic Center.

Main events

Dorotéia Bath during Carnival (February/March), Caiçara Culture Week (May), Corpore Challenge (May), XTerra Brazil (June), International Sailing Week (July), Shrimp Festival (August).

Services

City Hall: www.ilhabela.sp.gov.br

Tourist Office: (55 + 12) 3895-7220

Bus Station: (55 + 12) 3895-8709

Ferry Boat (Dersa): 0800-7733711 and (55 + 12) 3895-8286.

Schedule your crossing in advance: http://www.sigero.sp.gov.br/HMCliente/App_Travessia/webHoramarcada.aspx

Getting there 

Ilhabela is 213 km from São Paulo.

Car: Ayrton Senna–Carvalho Pinto System (SP-070) until you reach the entrance to Rodovia dos Tamoios (SP–099), then drive to Caraguatatuba and take Rio–Santos (SP-055) towards São Sebastião, where you can take the ferry boat that crosses the channel to the island of Ilhabela. 

Bus: Viação Litorânea - www.passaromarron.com.br - Phone: 0800-2853047

Buses depart from Terminal Rodoviário Tietê (São Paulo - SP).

Hotels and Restaurants

Accommodation

Hotel DPNY  - (55 + 12) 3894-3000 - www.dpny.com.br 

Hotel Porto Pacuíba  - (55 + 12) 3896-2466 - www.portopacuíba.com.br 

Hotel Barra do Piúva(55 + 12) 3894-9415  - www.barradopiúva.com.br 

Hotel Ilha Flat  - (55 + 12) 3895-3000 - www.ilhaflat.com.br 

Hotel Itapemar(55 + 12) 3896-1329  - www.itapemar.com.br 

Pousada Ilha Splendor  - (55 + 12) 3896-3346 - www.ilhasplendor.com.br 

Dining

Marakuthay – Thai food - contato@marakuthai.com.br  - (55 + 12) 3896-5874 

Famiglia Manzolli – Italian food  - manzolli@speedmax.com.br - (55 + 12) 3896-5791 

Ilha Sul – Seafood  - betilha@speedmax.com.br - (55 + 12) 3894-9226 

Nova Iorqui – Seafood - contato@novaiorqui.com.br - (55 + 12)3894-1833 

Viana – Contemporary cuisine  - ventaniailhabela@gmail.com  - (55 + 12) 3896-1010 

Pasta Del Capitano – Italian food - capitano@pastadelcapitano.com.br  - (55 + 12) 3896-5241 

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