Ilhabela or “Beautiful Island,” is well-named for its golden sand beaches, emerald waters and unspoiled landscapes. Nearly 85% of the island is designated as State Park, and no further development is allowed.
We had a great time here, we had a Princess tour, it was a to be a two-masted schooner, but this boat hadn’t raised sails in a long time.. so calling it a beach and sail, well sail, was stretching it!. We motored all the way. to the beach and back We went to Curral Beach surrounded by lush mountains and warm sand, but the water was not Crystalline as they said, but it was a fun day. I did do a wee bit of snorkeling without a snorkel, just my swim gargles and saw some sea urchins. Didn’t have Ed’s new go-pro so I didn’t get any pictures of them.
Home was experiencing snow and we got a sunburn, not all that bad, huh? It reminded us of Kwai, very pretty.
When we got back from our “sail” we did some shopping, but everything was really expensive, which reminded us this is not a poor county.