[[Image:Lopez Mendez.jpg|thumb|300px|Lopes Mendes beach]]
'''Lopes Mendes''' beach
in Ilha Grande was voted one of the top 10 most beautiful in the world by Vogue Magazine 3 years ago. The water is shallow a long way out, making for good surfing conditions. The usual boat route takes you from the main settlement to another beach on the opposite side of the island (40' long trip, R$ 15 one way, R$ 20 return). From here , there are 20 minutes of relatively steep footpath to Lopes Mendes to get you nice and ready for a dip. Beware of strong currents a bit out.
'''Parnaioca''' best beach but only by boat or 3 hour hike from Dois Rios. Two Campings. [https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=de&ll=-23.189166,-44.253745&spn=0.005089,0.021136&t=h&z=16&layer=c&cbll=-23.189166,-44.253745&cbp=11,0,,0,0&photoid=po-35513717]
'''Praia do Aventureiro''' the postcard beach! [http://www.panoramio.com/photo/82035202]
at Sitio Forte
* '''Trails (Trilhas)'''
There are thirteen well marked trails. Hiking in the rain forest at '''Papagaio Peak''' - A 2- 3 hour hike to the peak. Marked, despite some warnings you may hear , and with a beautiful view at the top. Bring lots of water.