Ihlabela, Ubutubu & Paraty

Taking a 15 minute ferry ride from São Sebastão I cruised along the north eastern coast of the island until settling on a small hotel in Vila. The island was fairly quiet and as usual I shared the hotel with perhaps one other guest.

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Church on the square in São Sebastão

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Ferry boat ride to Ihlabela



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Cafés along the water in Vila on the coast of the island.

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Weather looming and scenic bay makes for a great afternoon walk.

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Modern sculpture representation of the crucifixion in Vila.

Making my way further up the coast my next stop would be the colonial town of Parati (Paraty). But somehow I got turned around and lost taking a mountainous coastal road that soon had me heading back to the main highway toward São Paulo. Bad move. I had to turn around and the though of making Paraty before sunrise was a dream. So I found a cheap hotel in Ubutubu, a small beach town famous for its surf and hosting a surf championship that weekend.

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The main Ubutubu Beach. Great surfing.

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Winding my way along the coast, through the mountains and along the jungle.

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You need to stop once and a while to smell the roses… or at least catch a waterfall.

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A hammock and getting out of riding gear perhaps is the best part of they day — knowing you got here.

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  1. Angie
    Angie says:

    GREAT photos Allan!!!! I loved the one with the boat on the bay and the evening shot of the restaurants in Vila! I want to be there RIGHT NOW :-)!!

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