Vila do Abraão
The Essential
Start your trip around Ilha Grande, just off the Costa Verde, by taking in Vila do Abraão. Like the whole of the island, the village has managed to ward off the urban excesses that go hand in hand with tourism. But you will no doubt quickly be tempted away by the irresistible draw of the magnificent Praia Lopes Mendes nearby and the Papagaio that presides over it all from its vantage point 982m above sea level.