Costa Verde Brazil is the most highly acclaimed, loved, and celebrated of all for its beaches and vibrant scenery. Featuring one of the most lush and prominent strips of beaches in Brazil—320 miles between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo—there are numerous beaches to explore and soak in while visiting. The highway spanning Costa Verde […]
Costa Verde, the Green Coast, earns its name from the lush Atlantic forests that cover the mountains. It could have easily been named for the endless blue skies and sparkling seas or the white sands of its beaches. This stretch of the coast, south of Rio de Janeiro and north of Sao Paulo, offers a quieter getaway than some of the more raucous Brazil beaches.
Nestled between towering mountains to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the beaches of Costa Verde offer a taste of nature’s splendor. Known for surfing, Praia Brava de Boiáucanga is one of the best places to sample the scenic splendor. You’ll have a long walk to get to the shore, but once you do, you’ll be rewarded with some amazing views. Even if you’re not the type to try surfing, a visit to the beach will be worth your time.
With Ilha Grande, you’ll find a beach of soft sands the color of sugar alongside of turquoise blue waters. This island, a quick ferry trip off the mainland, feels like a secluded paradise. You won’t find any touristy shops or sprawling resorts here, but you will a long strip of sand is an inviting place for a romantic stroll. As a quiet beach, Ilha Grande also is a fine place to relax in a beach chair for a nap in the sun or some time with a good book.
Of course if you’re looking for hotels along the Costa Verde beaches, you’ll have plenty of choices. In the colonial town of Paratay, you’ll find well-appointed hotels along the cobblestone streets, just a short walk away from the beach.