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Mangaratiba is a small port in the state of Rio de Janeiro. For tourists, it is mainly a place to catch a ship to Ilha Grande, as well as being the site of one of the most traditional beaches in the state.

Get in[edit]

Costa Verde have several daily buses from Rio de Janeiro, R$37.50 and about 2.5hours. Note that not all Paraty buses pass through here, so check the latest timetable online on their website or you may find yourself waiting for a while in Rio's bus terminal. There is a daily ferry from Ilha Grande, departing at 5:30pm, arriving around 6:50pm, R$15. By car follow the scenic coastal road BR-101.

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The beach, popular with locals.

Eat[edit][add listing]

There are plenty of places to eat around the main square.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

There are not many options for lodging in Mangaratiba, but you will probably only be sleeping here one night before getting the morning ferry anyway.

  • The "Traveller's Hôtel" is just in front of the pier to Ilha Grande. A little bit expensive.
  • "Pousada Mendoza" is cheaper, R$25 the night for a single room, R$35 with breakfast at hotel Mendoza (these prices are likely a bit out of date), and clean enough to sleep one night before going to Ilha Grande. The pousada is in the street behind the tourist information kiosk.
  • "Hôtel Mendonca", the best hotel of the town (not saying much). Room, single occupancy R$95, double occupancy R$150 (May 2016).
  • Pousadinha da Liza Rua Arthur Pires 342 (about 500m before the bus stop and pier along the main road). Fan room R$50 single occupancy, R$70 double occupancy. A/C room R$70 single occupancy, R$100 double occupancy (May 2016). Wifi, TV in rooms, free water/tea/coffee/hot chocolate/biscuits/bananas, microwave to use. Owner speaks English. Ph. 21-964955594, 27891864 or 994315461.

Get out[edit]

  • The ferry to Ilha Grande leaves at 8am daily, and there is a special sailing at 10pm on Fridays. You can easily rent a place to park your car in Mangaratiba while you are on Ilha Grande.
  • Costa Verde have buses to Rio, 4 per day as of May 2016. One departs shortly after the daily boat arrives from Ilha Grande. Check their website for the latest times and prices.
  • There are local buses south to Conceicao de Jacerai and Angra dos Reis.

Routes through Mangaratiba
VitóriaRio de Janeiro  N noframe S  Angra dos ReisSantos

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